This definitive guide to rocks and minerals includes 385 color photographs showing rocks, minerals and geologic formations. Hundreds of minerals are descrived, with details such as geologic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition and crystalline structures. Rocks and Minerals is organized in two major parts. Part 1, An Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Minerals, contains chapters on: Your Mineral Collection, Rocks and Minerals and Where to Find Them, Physical Properites of Minerals, Crystal Classifications, The Chemical Classification of Minerals, and Tests, Techniques and Tips. Part 2, Mineral Descriptions, covers: Elements, Sulfides and Sulfosalts, Oxides, Halides, Carbonates, Nitrates, Borates, Sulfates, Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates, Uranates, Tungstates, Molybdates, and Silicates, which are further categorized and described as Silica, Disilicate, Metasilicate, Pyrosilicate, Orthosilicate, and Subsilcate types. No collector's or rockhound's library is complete without a copy of Frederck H. Pough's Rocks and Minerals. Highly recommended.
Rocks and Minerals