The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide

Other | November 11, 2008

byBernhard Pracejus, Bernhard Pracejus

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This is a very detailed colour atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy) with the main emphasis on name and synonyms, mineral group, chemical composition, information about major formation environment, optical data, reflection colour/shade comparison with 4 common/standard minerals of a similar colour or grey shade, up to 5 high-quality photos for each mineral with scale, and a short description of the pictures. A compilation from some of the prominent publications in the field of ore microscopy yielded a list of 431 minerals are included in this atlas.

* Concise full-color pictorial reference for scientists and geologists
* Explains how to describe and identify microscopic samples of minerals
* Draws material from prominent literature yielding over 400 different minerals

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This is a very detailed colour atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy) with the main emphasis on name and synonyms, mineral group, chemical composition, information about major formation environment, optical data, reflection colour/shade comparison with 4 common/standard minerals of a similar colour or grey shade, up to 5 high-q...

Dr. Bernhard Pracejus currently works as Associate Professor at the Earth Science Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He is specialised in Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Economic Geology and his research concentrates on topics such as the alteration of geologic bodies over time (particularly metal deposits), environ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:894 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 11, 2008Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements and Sample Sources. Instrument Settings. Preface. Mineral Description. Explanations and Abbreviations. I Elements. A. Metallic and Intermetallic Compounds, Carbides, Nitrides, Phosphides and Silicides. B. Semimetals and Nonmetals.II. Sulfides and Sulphosalts. A. Alloys and Alloy-like Compounds, with Copper, Silver, Gold and Nickel. B. Sulfides with Metal: Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium > 1:1. C. Sulfides with Metal: Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium = 1:1. D. Sulfides with Metal: Sulfur, Selenium and Tellurium <_20_13a_220_28_m2o52c_20_mo329_.20_f.20_hydroxides20_and20_oxidic20_hydrates2c_20_water20_bearing20_oxides20_with20_layered20_structure.20_g.20_vanadiumoxides20_28_with20_v42b_2f_52b_29_2c_20_group-vanadates.20_k.20_sulfides2c_20_selenides2c_20_tellurides20_with20_5b_xo37d_2-20_groups20_and20_related20_structures.20_v.20_nitratesm20_carbonates20_and20_borates.20_b.20_waterfree20_carbonates20_7b_co37d_2-20_without20_unfamiliar20_anions.20_c.20_waterfree20_carbonates20_with20_unfamiliar20_anions.20_g.20_22_insel22_20_borates20_7b_bo37d_3-20_22_inseln22_.20_vi.20_sulfates2c_20_chromates2c_20_molybdates20_and20_tungstates.20_a.20_waterfree20_sulfates20_5b_so45d_2-20_without20_unfamiliar20_anions2c_20_cations20_of20_medium20_size.20_b.20_waterfree20_sulfates20_5b_so45d_2-20_with20_unfamiliar20_anions.20_cations20_of20_medium20_size.20_c.20_water20_bearing20_sulfates20_without20_unfamiliar20_anions.20_cations20_of20_medium20_size.20_f.20_chromates20_5b_cro45d_2-.20_g.20_molybdates20_5b_moo45d_2-20_and20_wolframates20_5b_wo45d_2-.20_vii20_phosphates2c_20_arsenates20_and20_vanadates.20_a.20_waterfree20_phosphates20_5b_po45d_3-20_without20_unfamiliar20_anions2c_20_cations20_of20_small20_size3a_20_li2c_20_be2c_20_al.20_b.20_waterfree20_phosphates20_with20_unfamiliar20_anions20_f2c_20_cl2c_20_o2c_20_oh2c_20_cations20_of20_very20_small20_size3a_20_li2c_20_be.20_c.20_waterfree20_phosphates20_without20_unfamiliar20_anions.20_cations20_of20_medium20_and20_small20_size3a_20_be20_and20_mn2c_20_fe2c_20_cu2c_20_zn2c_20_mg.20_vii.20_silicates.20_a.20_nesosilicates2c_20_with20_5b_sio45d_4-20_groups2c_20_cations20_of20_tetrahedric20_orientation20_5b_45d_.20_b.20_nesosubsilicates2c_20_with20_anions20_unfamiliar20_to20_tetraheders2c_20_cations20_of20_octahedral20_and20_tetrahedral20_orientation20_5b_42f_65d_.20_c.20_sorosilicates2c_20_with20_5b_si2o75d_6-2c_20_without20_anions20_unfamiliar20_to20_tetraheders.20_e.20_cyklosilicates2c_20_triplet20_rings20_5b_si3o95d_6-.20_f.20_inosilicates20_28_chain20_and20_band29_20_double20_chains20_5b_si2o65d_4-.20_h.20_phyllosilicates20_28_layered29_2c_20_tetragonal20_or20_pseudotetragonal20_layered20_structures20_5b_si4o105d_4-20_and20_others.20_bibliography2f_print20_media2c_20_bibliography2f_electronic20_media2c_20_index. _13a_2="" _28_m2o52c_="" _mo329_.="" f.="" hydroxides="" and="" oxidic="" _hydrates2c_="" water="" bearing="" oxides="" with="" layered="" structure.="" g.="" vanadiumoxides="" _28_with="" _v42b_2f_52b_29_2c_="" group-vanadates.="" k.="" _sulfides2c_="" _selenides2c_="" tellurides="" _5b_xo37d_2-="" groups="" related="" structures.="" v.="" nitratesm="" carbonates="" borates.="" b.="" waterfree="" _7b_co37d_2-="" without="" unfamiliar="" anions.="" c.="" _22_insel22_="" borates="" _7b_bo37d_3-="" _22_inseln22_.="" vi.="" _sulfates2c_="" _chromates2c_="" molybdates="" tungstates.="" a.="" sulfates="" _5b_so45d_2-="" _anions2c_="" cations="" of="" medium="" size.="" chromates="" _5b_cro45d_2-.="" _5b_moo45d_2-="" wolframates="" _5b_wo45d_2-.="" vii="" _phosphates2c_="" arsenates="" vanadates.="" phosphates="" _5b_po45d_3-="" small="" _size3a_="" _li2c_="" _be2c_="" al.="" anions="" _f2c_="" _cl2c_="" _o2c_="" _oh2c_="" very="" be.="" be="" _mn2c_="" _fe2c_="" _cu2c_="" _zn2c_="" mg.="" vii.="" silicates.="" _nesosilicates2c_="" _5b_sio45d_4-="" _groups2c_="" tetrahedric="" orientation="" _5b_45d_.="" _nesosubsilicates2c_="" to="" _tetraheders2c_="" octahedral="" tetrahedral="" _5b_42f_65d_.="" _sorosilicates2c_="" _5b_si2o75d_6-2c_="" tetraheders.="" e.="" _cyklosilicates2c_="" triplet="" rings="" _5b_si3o95d_6-.="" inosilicates="" _28_chain="" _band29_="" double="" chains="" _5b_si2o65d_4-.="" h.="" phyllosilicates="" _28_layered29_2c_="" tetragonal="" or="" pseudotetragonal="" structures="" _5b_si4o105d_4-="" others.="" _bibliography2f_print="" _media2c_="" _bibliography2f_electronic="">