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Main Title Minerals of the mercury ore deposit Idria [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Recnik, Aleksander.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2013
Call Number TN260
ISBN 9783642316326
Subjects Geography. ; Geology, economic. ; Mines and mineral resources. ; Mineralogy.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31632-6
Collation V, 110 p. 159 illus., 143 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The History of Mining -- Geology and Formation of the Ore Deposit (UH) -- Mercury Ores -- Minerals of the Idrija Ore Deposit -- Native Mercury -- Hydrocarbons and Idrialine -- Pyrite and other Sulfide Minerals -- On the Idrija Cinnabar -- Twinning of Cinnabar -- Mineralogical Expedition -- Metacinnabar and Calcite -- Dolomite and Quartz -- Silicate Minerals -- Baryte and Celestine -- Minerals of the Oxidation Zone -- Geological and Technical Heritage of Idrija (BR) -- References. The present work is the first comprehensive study of mineralogy of the world's second largest mercury mine Idria. In the first chapter the readers are acquainted with the history of mining and its relation to mineralogy. Mineralogy is explained in terms of geological processes that were active during the formation of the ore deposit. Among these, hydrocarbons present in the host rocks play a very important role during crystallization. The central part of the book is dedicated to the main mineral of the ore deposit, cinnabar. It occurs in a variety of crystal forms, of which the most special are lateral interpenetration twins. The book is written for a broad readership, and will be interesting for geologists, mineralogist and crystallographers, as well as for those interested in the history of mineral collecting in Idria.