Optical mineralogy : principles and practice [electronic resource]

Author : Gribble, Colin D.

Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope. The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque minerals. They discuss properties of the main silicate and non-silicate minerals, both translucent and opaque and how the optical properties may be used to identify a mineral. The book features many diagrams, summary tables, and four pages of color illustrations, making it an ideal textbook as well as an authoritative reference.

Published Date : 17 Dec 2018
Page : 298
Publisher : CRC Press

MARC INFORMATION

020 a : ISBN 
9781466574748 
041 a : Language 
eng 
050 b : Publish Year 
1993 
100 a : Author 
245 a : Title 
Optical mineralogy : principles and practice [electronic resource] 
260 b : Name of publisher 
CRC Press 
300 a : Total pages 
298 
520 a : Description 
Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope. The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque minerals. They discuss properties of the main silicate and non-silicate minerals, both translucent and opaque and how the optical properties may be used to identify a mineral. The book features many diagrams, summary tables, and four pages of color illustrations, making it an ideal textbook as well as an authoritative reference. 
650 a : Subject 

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