Introductory: The Nature of Minerals

  • H. H. Read


It has long been the custom to divide nature into three great departments, the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. The mineral kingdom comprises the materials that make the crust of the earth and a part of this kingdom is dealt with in the science of mineralogy. Whether or not any definite boundaries exist between the three kingdoms is a subject which remains to be investigated.


Rock Granite Mineral Matter Mineral Species Granite Mass External Form 
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© George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd. 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Read
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

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