Double Chain Silicates (Rock-Forming Minerals) (v. 2B) by William Alexander Deer, R. A. Howie, J. Zussman

By William Alexander Deer, R. A. Howie, J. Zussman

This most modern quantity within the moment version of Rock-Forming Minerals bargains mostly with the amphiboles, yet sections were extra on deerite, howieite and multiple-chain silicates (biopyriboles). within the years because the first version, the volume and scope of analysis on amphiboles and relate minerals has grown greatly and has given upward thrust to a large choice of literature. This publication, which has been thoroughly re-written and vastly extended, summarizes the real learn effects and provides them in an prepared style. each one bankruptcy is headed via a short tabulation of mineral facts and a cartoon displaying optical orientation, and concludes with complete references to the literature. Diagrams of the crystal constructions are awarded and by way of dialogue of the structural gains, utilising facts from spectroscopic in addition to diffraction experiments.The chemical sections comprise over 550 analyses from which structural formulae were calculated, illustrating the variety of chemical and paragenetic edition exhibited by way of every one mineral; additionally the result of P-T experiments, thermochemical and desktop modelling options. The sections on optical and actual homes comprise a lot details won by means of electron microscopy and likewise via deformation stories. The significant modes of incidence are defined within the paragenesis sections emphasizing correlations with chemistry. Rock-Forming Minerals is a customary reference paintings for execs in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, in addition to having a large charm as a referencework for postgraduate learn scholars and learn staff in similar fields. additionally to be had: Rock Forming Minerals 3B: Layered Silicates except for Micas and Clay Minerals - ISBN 1862392595 Rock Forming Minerals, Vol. 3A: Micas - ISBN 978-1-86239-142-0 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas acceptance for the standard of its work.The many components within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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The rock-forming minerals are dealt with in five volumes. The silicates are allocated on a structural basis: vol. 1. Ortho- and Ring Silicates, vol. 2. Chain Silicates, vol. 3. Sheet Silicates, vol. 4. Framework Silicates. Non-silicates are grouped chemically in the various sections of volume 5. With a few exceptions, the treatment of each mineral or mineral group is in five subsections. In the Structure section, in addition to a brief description of the atomic structure, descriptions of X-ray methods for determining chemical composition and any other applications of X-rays to the study of the mineral are given.

Trace wt% weight per cent, percentage on a weight basis X mol. fraction x, y, z crystallographic axes Z number of formula units per unit cell 2V optic axial angle a, b, g least, intermediate and greatest refractive indices; the vibration direction of the fast, intermediate and slow rays; also these rays a, b, g angles between the positive directions of the y and z, x and z, and x and y crystal axes d birefringence Buffers HM hematitemagnetite NNO nickelnickel oxide QFM quartzfayalitemagnetite WM wüstitemagnetite Units of Pressure A variety of units for pressure are found in use in current geological literature.

Most of the information contained in this text is available in the various scientific journals. An attempt has been made to collect, summarize and group these contributions under mineral headings, and the source of information is given in the references at the end of each section. The bibliography is not historically or otherwise complete, but the omission of reference to work which has been encompassed by a later and broader study does not belittle the importance of earlier investigations; where many papers have been published on a given topic, only a limited number have been selected to illustrate the scope and results of the work they report.

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