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Minerals : an illustrated exploration of the dynamic world of minerals and their properties

Author: George W Robinson; Jeffrey A Scovil; Canadian Museum of Nature.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994.
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Discusses the various mineral forming processes.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robinson, George W. (George Willard), 1946-
Minerals.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1994
(OCoLC)758302253
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Robinson; Jeffrey A Scovil; Canadian Museum of Nature.
ISBN: 0671880020 9780671880026
OCLC Number: 29913179
Notes: "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Description: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Earth and Its Minerals. Ch. 1. Thinking like a Geologist. Ch. 2. Continents Adrift. Ch. 3. Minerals. Ch. 4. The Rock Cycle --
pt. II. Minerals from Molten Rock. Ch. 5. Crystallization. Ch. 6. Gems from the Deep. Ch. 7. Carbonatites: Unusual Rocks with Unusual Minerals. Ch. 8. Granitic Pegmatites. Ch. 9. Agpaitic Pegmatites --
Ch. 10. Summary of Crystallization in Magmas --
pt. III. Minerals and Water. Ch. 11. Dissolution and Precipitation. Ch. 12. Hydrothermal Solutions. Ch. 13. Warming the Rain. Ch. 14. Beyond Pegmatites. Ch. 15. The Effect of Tectonism --
Ch. 16. Summary of Water's Role in Mineral Formation --
pt. IV. Chemical Alteration. Ch. 17. Equilibrium and Chemical Reactions. Ch. 18. Drying Out. Ch. 19. Neutralization Reactions. Ch. 20. Oxidation-Reduction Reactions. Ch. 21. Lights, Camera, Action! Ch. 22. Which Comes First? Ch. 23. Chemical Alteration in Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks. Ch. 24. Replacement Deposits --
Ch. 25. Summary of the Chemical Alteration of Minerals --
pt. V. Recrystallization. Ch. 26. Heat and Pressure. Ch. 27. Metamorphism. Ch. 28. Composition. Ch. 29. Complex Recrystallization. Ch. 30. Skarns: Trash or Treasure? Ch. 31. Rodingites --
Ch. 32. Summary of Recrystallization --
pt. VI. Summary of Mineral-forming Processes. Ch. 33. Interaction of Mineral-forming Processes. Ch. 34. Biogenic Minerals. Ch. 35. What Have We Learned? --
Appendix: Some Additional Minerals and How They Form.
Responsibility: George W. Robinson ; photography by Jeffrey A. Scovil ; mineral specimens from the collection of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

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Discusses the various mineral forming processes.

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