Italian Type Minerals
Marco Pasero; Marco E. Ciriotti; Lorenza Fascio
Edizioni Plus - Universitá di Pisa (2009)
In Collection
Italy, Mineralogy
Paperback 9788884925923
This book describes one by one all the 264 mineral species first discovered in Italy, from 1546 up to the end of 2008. Moreover, 28 minerals discovered elsewhere and named after Italian individuals and institutions are included in a parallel section. Both chapters are alphabetically arranged. The two catalogues are preceded by a short presentation which includes some bits of information about how the volume is organized and subdivided, besides providing some other more general news. For each mineral all basic data (chemical formula, space group symmetry, type locality, general appearance of the species, main geologic occurrences, curiosities, references, etc.) are included in a full page, together with one or more high quality colour photographs from both private and museum collections, and with small snapshots either of people or of places, after which each mineral took its name. As appendices, lists of Italian mineral sorted by crystal chemical classifications, by region, by mineralogical district, and by year of discovery, a list of authors who first described each mineral, besides general references are given, too.
Product Details
No. of Pages 357
Height x Width 290 x 205  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Dedication Marco Ciriotti
Store Associazione Micromineralogica Italiana
Location C 11
Purchase Price 48.00 CHF
Purchase Date mai 2009
Condition First hand