Mineralogy by Prof. Stephen A. Nelson
Prof. Stephen A. Nelson
File Type :Online
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This book explains the basic principles behind the arrangement of atoms to form crystal structures,
how these atoms are coordinated and bonded and how this is reflected in the
external form, chemical composition, and physical properties of the crystals.
Topics covered includes: Introduction to Symmetry Operations, Crystal Classes,
Crystal Morphology, Crystal Symmetry, Crystallographic axes, Axial Ratios, Weiss
parameters, Miller Indices, Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit, Crystal Classes,
X-ray crystallography, Coordination and Pauling's Rules, Coordination and
Pauling's Rules, Mineral Stability, phase diagrams, Binary phase diagrams,
congruent melting, incongruent melting, solid solution, and exsolution, Olivines,
Garnets, Aluminosilicates, Pyroxenes and Amphiboles, Clay Minerals.