Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, And Typomorphism by Mikhail OstrooumovAmazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, And Typomorphism by Mikhail Ostrooumov

Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, And Typomorphism

byMikhail OstrooumovEditorMikhail Ostrooumov

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Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Typomorphismprovides in-depth coverage of the geological setting, mineralogy, chemistry,spectroscopic parameters, typomorphic features, and potential technological and economical uses associated with amazonite discovery. Featuring detailed characterization of the geological settings of amazonite, as well a full investigation of its chemical composition, structural features, and properties with respect to each genetic type of granite, this essential reference covers all key aspects of amazonite and the benefits of its discovery.

Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the field of mineralogy worldwide will find this translation of the popular Russian text a welcome addition to the literature on amazonite.



  • Presents a thorough guide to amazonite, a mineral in geologic formations that often signifies the presence of rare earth elements
  • Characterizes the distinctive features of influence in the geological setting of amazonite, as well as in the relationship between deposits and specific genetic types of the granitoids
  • Includes discussion of amazonite science topics, including the crystal chemical and spectrometric parameters of amazonite and the gemological significance of the amazonite
  • Provides the first English translation of the popular Russian reference book on the topic
Mikhail Ostrooumov is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Earth Science at the University of Michoacán in Morelia, Mexico. He has studied and written extensively on minerals over the last 40 years. He received his Doctorate in Mineralogy at the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia. He has also lectured at the Mining In...
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Title:Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, And TypomorphismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 5, 2015Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128037210

ISBN - 13:9780128037218

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Geological Setting 3. Mineralogy 4. Morphology, Crystalchemistry, and Properties of Amazonite 5. Color and Genesis of Amazonite 6. Importance of Amazonite: Typomorphic Features and Employment

7. Conclusions