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The Illustrated Guide to Minerals of the World

The Illustrated Guide to Minerals of the World
The ultimate field guide and visual aid to 220 species and varieties of minerals of the world. Includes an introduction to the world's key mineral-forming environments, plus ways to identify minerals in the field and build a spectacular collection.

  • An indispensable guide to 220 essential minerals, from rare rock-formers to precious ores, featuring 500 photographs and artworks
  • All entries are logically ordered by chemical composition, and include salts, oxides, carbonates, nitrates, sulphates, phosphates, silicates, chromates, metal-formers, and much more
  • Explains how physical properties and optical effects aid identification, such as crystal habit, minerals,guide,aid,crystal habit, hardness, hardiness, cleavage, fracture, tenacity and fluorescence
  • Gives practical guidance on extracting, cleaning, and categorizing samples, plus advice on recognizing minerals on sight and by conducting simple tests.

Features in-depth profiles and 500 concise photographs and artworks.

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