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Main Title A field guide to rocks and minerals /
Author Pough, Frederick H.
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Scovil, Jeffrey A.
Publisher Houghton Mifflin,
Year Published 1996
OCLC Number 31867282
ISBN 0395727782; 9780395727782; 0395727774; 9780395727775; 0395910978; 9780395910979; 039591096X; 9780395910962; 0585067929; 9780585067926
Subjects Mineralogy, Determinative--North America--Identification ; Rocks--North America--Identification ; Minerals--Identification ; Rocks--Identification
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ESAR  QE367.2.P68 1995 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/19/1998
Edition 5th ed.
Collation xv, 396 pages, 64 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute." Map on front endpaper. Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-181) and index.
Contents Notes
An introduction to the study of rocks and minerals. Your mineral collection (Care of the collection, collecting and testing equipment, reagents, testing supplies) ; Rocks and minerals and where to find them (Geographical distribution ; Rock classifications ; Igneous rocks ; Sedimentary rocks ; Metamorphic rocks ; Mineral environments) ; Physical properties of minerals (Distinguishing characteristics ; Mineral textures and outlines of aggregates) ; Crystal classifications (The crystal systems ; Other forms and phenomena ; The chemical classification of minerals ; Tests, techniques, and tips) -- Mineral descriptions. Elements ; Sulfides and sulfosalts ; Oxides ; Halides ; Carbonates ; Nitrates ; Borates ; Sulfates ; Phosphates, arsenates, vanadates, and uranates ; Tungstates (wolframates) and molybdates ; Silicates ; Silica type ; Disilicate type ; Metasilicate types ; Pyrosilicate type ; Orthosilicate type ; Subsilicate type. Explains how to start and organize a rock collection; provides detailed descriptions of hundreds of minerals with information on geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structures; and includes 385 color photographs.