By Andrew J. Barker
Structured within the kind of a dichotomous key, akin to these regularly occurring in botany, the mineral key offers a good and systematic method of settling on rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This special approach covers a hundred and fifty+ of the main in most cases encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a couple of rarer yet noteworthy ones. Illustrated in complete color, with 330+ prime quality mineral photomicrographs from a global choice of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it additionally presents a finished atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section.
Commencing with a short creation to mineral platforms, and the homes of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised mild, the mineral key additionally contains line drawings, tables of mineral houses and an interference color chart, to extra relief mineral id. To minimise the opportunity of misidentification, and allow much less skilled petrologists to exploit the foremost with self belief, the foremost has been prepared to prioritise these houses which are most simply recognised.
Designed for simplicity and straightforwardness of use, it truly is essentially aimed toward undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of mineralogy and petrology, yet must also supply a worthwhile resource of reference for all training geologists facing rock skinny sections and their interpretation.
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A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section by Andrew J. Barker