Collector's Guide to Quartz and other Silica Minerals
Robert J. Lauf
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2012)
In Collection
Mineralogy, Quartz
Paperback 9780764341618
Quartz is prized by both mineral collectors and lapidary artists. Over 130 vivid photographs of these beautiful minerals are presented to show each mineral in its geological context. Superb examples are found in diverse geological settings from pegmatites to Alpine clefts and hydrothermal veins. The silica minerals are chemically simple, yet structurally complicated. Several high temperature and high pressure polymorphs are known. In addition to the polymorphs of silica, this book treats related minerals, including: lechatelierite, opal, and two natural clathrates, chibaite and melanophlogite. After a brief introduction, the general treatment explains the chemistry and taxonomy of the group. A section on their formation and geochemistry describes the kinds of environments where these minerals are formed. Then, entries for each mineral provide locality information and full-color photos so that collectors can see what good specimens look like and which minerals one might expect to find in association with them. An extensive bibliography is also provided.
Product Details
LoC Classification QE391.Q2 .L38 2012
LoC Control Number 2012942121
Series Schiffer Earth Science Monographs
Issue No. 13
No. of Pages 96
Height x Width 279 x 216  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location C 8
Purchase Price 16.00 CHF
Purchase Date décembre 2013
Condition Like new
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