Collector's Guide to the Vesuvianite Group
Robert J. Lauf
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2009)
In Collection
Mineralogy, Vesuvianite
Paperback 9780764332159
Among rock-forming minerals, the vesuvianite group is best known through the many colorful crystals collected at the Jeffrey quarry, in Asbestos, Canada. Spectacular finds in China and Pakistan have added interest in this mineral group. The detailed text begins with an explanation of the chemistry and taxonomy of the group and a discussion of ongoing research into problems such as color, structure, and optically anomalous crystals. A section on their formation and geochemistry explains the kinds of environments where vesuvianites are formed. Each mineral has a detailed entry for information on important localities. Over 90 full-color photos show what good specimens look like and which minerals to expect to find associated with vesuvianites. Anyone with a passion for minerals will find this book fascinating.
Product Details
LoC Classification QE391.T7 .L38 2011
LoC Control Number 2008941377
Series Schiffer Earth Science Monographs
Issue No. 5
No. of Pages 96
Height x Width 279 x 216  mm
Personal Details
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Location C 8
Purchase Price 18.00 CHF
Purchase Date décembre 2013
Condition Like new
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