Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas (2nd New edition)

Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section: A Colour Atlas (2nd New edition)

By: Kate H. Brodie (author), A. E. Adams (author), W. S. MacKenzie (author)Paperback

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This concise, clear and handy-sized volume, aimed at the undergraduate level, provides an introduction to the observation, description and identifi cation in thin section, using the polarizing microscope, of samples of the commonlyoccurring rocks and minerals. Illustrated with a wealth of full colour thin section photomicrographs, and with the original images enhanced by new examples and a revised text, the book explains how to observe mineral and rock samples under the microscope. The book highlights the important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic - each with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confi dence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. While intended for students in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, the book stands on its own as a beautiful collection of photomicrographs and a permanent source of reference and fascination for all those interested in the nature and science of the world of rocks and minerals.

About Author

W.S. MacKenzie was Emeritus Professor of Petrology at the University of Manchester, England. A.E. Adams is retired Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester, England. K.H. Brodie is Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester, England.


Part 1 Optical mineralogy The polarizing microscope Description of minerals Shape and habit of crystals Colour and pleochroism Cleavage Relief Birefringence Extinction angles Twinning and zoning Undulose extinction and sub-grain structure Alteration Grain size Part 2 Minerals Olivine Orthopyroxene Clinopyroxene Two-pyroxene intergrowth Amphibole Biotite Muscovite Chlorite Quartz Feldspars Sanidine Microcline Plagioclase Nepheline Calcite Garnet Opaque minerals Part 3 Igneous rocks Peridotite Basalt Olivine basalt Basalt Dolerite Olivine gabbro Gabbro Andesite Diorite Granodiorite Rhyolite Microgranite Granite Alkali granite Phonolite Nepheline syenite Lamprophyre Ignimbrite Part 4 Sedimentary rocks Terrigenous clastic rocks Carbonate rocks Quartz arenite Feldspars in sedimentary rocks Sub-arkose Arkose Sub-litharenite Litharenite Wacke/Greywacke Micaceous sandstone Calcareous sandstone Glauconitic sandstone Mudstone Ooid grainstone Ooid packstone Bioclast packstone Bioclast wackestone Intraclast grainstone Peloid grainstone Carbonate mudstone Dolomite Radiolarian chert Replacement chert Evaporite Ooidal ironstone Banded ironstone Volcaniclastic rocks Porosity in sedimentary rocks Part 5 Metamorphic rocks Textures of metamorphic rocks Schistosity and schists Gneissic foliation and gneisses Mylonite Cataclasite Crenulations Lineations Reaction textures Metamorphosed mudstones (pelites) Chloritoid schist Garnet mica schist Staurolite schist Kyanite gneiss Garnet-sillimanite gneiss Andalusite-cordierite hornfels Garnet-cordierite hornfels (Granofels) Metamorphosed carbonate rocks Forsterite and diopside marble Metamorphosed basic rocks Garnet epidote amphibolite Amphibolite Two pyroxene granofels Glaucophane-lawsonite-schist (Blueschist) Glaucophane-epidote (Blue) schist Eclogite Ultramafic rocks Appendices

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  • ISBN13: 9781138028067
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781138028067
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1138028061
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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