Energy Dispersive Spectrometry of Common Rock Forming Minerals by Kenneth P. SeverinEnergy Dispersive Spectrometry of Common Rock Forming Minerals by Kenneth P. Severin

Energy Dispersive Spectrometry of Common Rock Forming Minerals

byKenneth P. Severin

Paperback | August 23, 2014

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"This book came about because of my poor memory: it is amazing how quickly and easily an experienced electron microscopist/mineralogist can identify minerals with an Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS). It is also amazing how long it takes someone who is not good at mineralogy to search through a mineralogy text, trying to match the peaks on their unknown spectrum with the chemical formula of some mineral. After the mineral is finally identified, it is easy to identify other specimens of similar composition as EDS spectra have very distinctive patterns. For me, however, as I move between projects, it is easy to forget the patterns. After several episodes of having to relearn the spectra of some all too common rock forming minerals, I decided that a book of EDS 'flashcards' would be useful - a catalogue of the minerals that are commonly found in rocks. In addition, why not make a key? This would save a fair amount of time for those who are less experienced mineralogists, but, for whatever reason, use an Energy Dispersive Spectrometer to identify minerals."

Ken Severin

Providing a very basic introduction to Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive Spectrometry, the book's importance lies in its containing the largest compiled collection of EDS spectra ever published, covering most rock forming minerals.

Audience: An easy-to-use reference tool for all scientists and researchers using Energy Dispersive Spectrometry for identification of minerals.

Student suitability: useful supplemental material for any geologically oriented electron microscopy or electron microprobe class.

Title:Energy Dispersive Spectrometry of Common Rock Forming MineralsFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 23, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401751269

ISBN - 13:9789401751261

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Table of Contents

Actinolite 105

Aegirine (Acmite) 92

Aegirine-augite 93

Albite 135

Allanite 74

Allanite 75

Almandine (Garnet) 50

Analcite 151

Andalusite 58

Andradite (Garnet) 53

Anhydrite 197

Ankerite 206

Anorthite 138

Anorthoclase 134

Anthophyllite 101

Apatite 211

Apatite - SUTW 212

Apophyllite 130

Aragonite 207

Aragonite-SUTW 208

Arsenopyrite 186

Augite 90

Axinite 85

Barytes 192

Beryl 81

Biotite 115

Brucite 178

Bustamite 99

Bytownite 137

Calcite 198

Calcite-SUTW 199

Cassiterite 161

Celestine 193

Celestine - 20 kv scale 194

Celestine - 25 kv 195

Celsian 139

Chabazite 154

Chalcopyrite 185

Chlorite 123

Chloritoid 62

Chondrodite 45

Chromite 177

Clinozoisite 70

Cordierite 82

Corundum 162

Cummingtonite 102

Danalite 149

Datolite 63

Diaspore 180

Diopside 87

Dolomite 205

Epidote 71

Eudialyte (Eucolite) 67

Fayalite 39

Ferroactinolite 106

Fluorite 214

Fluorite - SUTW 215

Forsterite (FO83) 40

Franklinite 174

Gahnite 170

Galena 189

Galena - 20 kv scale 190

Galena - 25 kv 191

Gibbsite 179

Glauconite 113

Glaucophane 110

Goethite 181

Grossular (Garnet) 52

Grunerite 103

Gypsum 196

Hæmatite 163

Hæmatite-SUTW 164

Halite 216

Halite - SUTW 217

Hedenbergite 88

Heulandite 155

Hornblende 107

Hornblende 108

Hyalophane 140

Hypersthene 86

Illite 126

Ilmenite 165

Jadeite 95

Johansenite 89

Kaersutite 109

Kalsilite 144

Kaolinite 125

Knebelite 42

Kyanite 59

Labradorite 136

Laumontite 158

Lawsonite 76

Lepidolite 116

Leucite 146

Limonite 182

Maghemite 173

Magnesiochromite 176

Magnesioferrite 171

Magnesite 200

Magnesite-SUTW 201

Magnetite 172

Margarite 118

Melilite 78

Merwinite 65

Microcline 132

Monazite 213

Monticellite 43

Montmorillonite (Smectite) 127

Mullite 57

Muscovite 111

Nepheline 143

Norbergite 44

Nosean/Hauyne 148

Olivine 38

Orthoclase 133

Paragonite 112

Pectolite 97

Periclase 159

Periclase-SUTW 160

Perovskite 168

Petalite 145

Phlogopite 114

Piemontite 72

Piemontite 73

Pigeonite 91

Prehnite 131

Pumpellyite 77

Pyrite 183

Pyrolusite 167

Pyrope (Garnet) 49

Pyrophyllite 121

Pyroxmangite 100

Pyrrhotite 184

Quartz 141

Quartz-SUTW 142

Rankinite 79

Rhodochrosite 202

Rhodonite 98

Rosenbuschite 68

Rutile 166

Sapphirine 64

Scapolite 150

Scolecite 152

Serpentine 124

Siderite 203

Siderite-SUTW 204

Sillimanite 56

Sodalite 147

Spessartine (Garnet) 51

Sphalerite 187

Sphalerite - 25 kv 188

Sphene 48

Spinel 169

Spodumene 94

Spurrite (SUTW) 66

Staurolite 61

Stilbite 156

Stilbite 157

Stilpnomelane 120

Strontianite 209

Sylvite 218

Talc 122

Tephroite 41

Thomsonite 153

Tillyite 80

Topaz 60

Tourmaline 83

Tourmaline 84

Tremolite 104

Trevorite 175

Uvarovite (Garnet) 54

Vermiculite 128

Vermiculite 129

Vesuvianite (Idocrase) 55

Witherite 210

Wollastonite 96

Xanthophyllite 119

Zinnwaldite 117

Zircon 46

Zircon 25 kev 47

Zoisite 69

 

 

Possible index additions:

Spinel Group

Olivine Group

Garnet Group

Epidote Group

Orthopyroxene

Clinopyroxene

Amphibole

Mica Group

Brittle Mica Group

Clay

Feldspars

Sodalite

Zeolites

Spinels

Sulfides

Sulfates

Carbonates

Phosphates

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Everyone using scanning electron microscopy with EDX and anyone who is not the expert will thoroughly appreciate this novel book with flashcard-like spectra for 182 minerals. . this useful work is a true hands-on practical guide particularly to anyone (student or professional) working occasionally or with limited experience with SEM-EDX. For those it will quickly become an almost indispensable reference . . It is . as such, most welcome and will certainly find many friends." (Environmental Geology, Vol. 49 (6), 2006)"This book is a useful addition to reference works kept in geological SEM and EPMA labs that routinely use EDS detectors for phase identification. It provides a welcome update to the SEM Petrology Atlas . . The book provides a branching 'key' to identifying an unknown spectrum. . There is also a searchable index by mineral type and by name. . This is an excellent and useful book for its intended audience. . I highly recommend this book." (John Fournelle, American Mineralogist, Vol. 92, 2007)