Optical Mineralogy

Author: C.D. Gribble
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461596929
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

This book is the successor to A practical introduction to optical mineralogy, which was written in the early 1980s, and published by George Allen & Unwin in 1985. Our intention, once again, is to introduce the student of geology to the microscopic examination of minerals, by both transmitted and reflected light. These techniques should be mastered by students early in their careers, and this text has been proposed in the full awareness that it will be used as a laboratory handbook, serving as a quick reference to the properties of minerals. However, care has been taken to present a systematic explanation of the use of the microscope, as well as to include an extended explanation of the theoretical aspects of optical crystallography in transmitted light. The book is therefore intended as a serious text that introduces the study of minerals under the microscope to the intending honours student of geology, as well as providing information for the novice or interested layman.

Applied Mineralogy in the Mining Industry

Author: W. Petruk
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080527337
Release Date: 2000-11-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Techniques of performing applied mineralogy investigations, and applications and capabilities of recently developed instruments for measuring mineral properties are explored in this book intended for practicing applied mineralogists, students in mineralogy and metallurgy, and mineral processing engineers. The benefits of applied mineralogy are presented by using in-depth applied mineralogy studies on base metal ores, gold ores, porphyry copper ores, iron ores and industrial minerals as examples. The chapter on base metal ores includes a discussion on the effects of liberation, particle sizes and surfaces coatings of Pb, Cu, Fe, Ca and So4- on the recoveries of sphalerite, galena and chalcopyrite. The chapter on gold discusses various methods of determining the quantities of gold in different minerals, including 'invisible' gold in pyrite and arsenopyrite, so that a balance of the distribution of gold among the minerals can be calculated. This book also discusses the roles of pyrite, oxygen, moisture and bacterial (thiobacillus ferrooxidans) on reactions that produce acidic drainage from tailings piles, and summarizes currently used and proposed methods of remediation of acidic drainage.

A Practical Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: Colin Gribble
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401178044
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Microscopy is a servant of all the sciences, and the microscopic examina tion of minerals is an important technique which should be mastered by all students of geology early in their careers. Advanced modern text books on both optics and mineralogy are available, and our intention is not that this new textbook should replace these but that it should serve as an introductory text or a first stepping-stone to the study of optical mineralogy. The present text has been written with full awareness that it will probably be used as a laboratory handbook, serving as a quick reference to the properties of minerals, but nevertheless care has been taken to present a systematic explanation of the use of the microscope as well as theoretical aspects of optical mineralogy. The book is therefore suitable for the novice either studying as an individual or participating in classwork. Both transmitted-light microscopy and reflected-light microscopy are dealt with, the former involving examination of transparent minerals in thin section and the latter involving examination of opaque minerals in polished section. Reflected-light microscopy is increasing in importance in undergraduate courses on ore mineralisation, but the main reason for combining the two aspects of microscopy is that it is no longer acceptable to neglect opaque minerals in the systematic petrographic study of rocks. Dual purpose microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are readily available, and these are ideal for the study of polished thin sections.

The Spindle Stage

Author: Fred Donald Bloss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521232929
Release Date: 1981-05-29
Genre: Science

Describes new methods for optical characterization of crystals as well as for supplementing more conventional methods for determination of crystal structures.

Intro Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse
Publisher:
ISBN: 0199846286
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre:

The fourth edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy has been thoroughly revised and updated to increase reading comprehension and improve the clarity of its illustrations. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology and petrography courses.

Structural Classification of Minerals

Author: J. Lima-de-Faria
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792368924
Release Date: 2001-05-31
Genre: Science

This book presents a complete development of the new structural classification of minerals, which is based on the internal crystal structure, and therefore is its natural classification. Because of the large domain of the mineral kingdom, this book is divided in three volumes, where the minerals are ordered from the structurally simple to the more complex. This work will be of particular interest to teachers and research workers in Mineralogy, and also in Inorganic Crystal Structures in universities.

Materials Handbook

Author: François Cardarelli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846286698
Release Date: 2008-03-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This unique and practical book provides quick and easy access to data on the physical and chemical properties of all classes of materials. The second edition has been much expanded to include whole new families of materials while many of the existing families are broadened and refined with new material and up-to-date information. Particular emphasis is placed on the properties of common industrial materials in each class. Detailed appendices provide additional information, and careful indexing and a tabular format make the data quickly accessible. This book is an essential tool for any practitioner or academic working in materials or in engineering.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences William D Nesse
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190618353
Release Date: 2016-11-23
Genre:

Introduction to Mineralogy, Third Edition, consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context. Presenting the important traditional content of mineralogy--including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth--it provides students with a foundation for understanding the nature and occurrence of minerals. FEATURES Describes in detail physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study Outlines common chemical analytical methods Provides thorough descriptions of more than 100 common minerals, emphasizing the geologic contexts within which they occur Includes tables and diagrams that help students identify minerals using both physical and optical properties Incorporates numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs that elucidate complex concepts Introduction to Mineralogy can be packaged with Daniel Schulze's An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section for use in your course for a nominal additional fee.

Introduction to X Ray Spectrometric Analysis

Author: Eugene P. Bertin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489922045
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Science

X-ray fluorescence spectrometry has been an established, widely practiced method of instrumental chemical analysis for about 30 years. However, although many colleges and universities offer full-semester courses in optical spectrometric methods of instrumental analysis and in x-ray dif fraction, very few offer full courses in x-ray spectrometric analysis. Those courses that are given are at the graduate level. Consequently, proficiency in this method must still be acquired by: self-instruction; on-the-job training and experience; "workshops" held by the x-ray instrument manu facturers; the one- or two-week summer courses offered by a few uni versities; and certain university courses in analytical and clinical chemistry, metallurgy, mineralogy. geology, ceramics. etc. that devote a small portion of their time to applications of x-ray spectrometry to those respective disciplines. Moreover, with all due respect to the books on x-ray spectrometric analysis now in print, in my opinion none is really suitable as a text or manual for beginners in the discipline. In 1968, when I undertook the writing of the first edition of my previous book, Principles and Practice of X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis,* my objective was to provide a student text. However, when all the material was compiled, I decided to provide a more comprehensive book, which was also lacking at that time. Although that book explains principles, instrumentation, and methods at the begin ner's level, this material is distributed throughout a mass of detail and more advanced material.

Exponential Distribution

Author: K. Balakrishnan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 2884491929
Release Date: 1996-02-07
Genre: Mathematics

The exponential distribution is one of the most significant and widely used distribution in statistical practice. It possesses several important statistical properties, and yet exhibits great mathematical tractability. This volume provides a systematic and comprehensive synthesis of the diverse literature on the theory and applications of the exponential distribution. Discussions include exponential regression, models and applications of mixtures, and applications to survival analysis.

Earth Materials

Author: Cornelis Klein
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107155404
Release Date: 2016-12-15
Genre: Nature

Designed specifically for one-semester courses, this beautifully illustrated textbook explains the key concepts in mineralogy and petrology.

Mineralogy

Author: Leonard Gascoigne Berry
Publisher: San Francisco : W.H. Freeman
ISBN: UOM:39015002503970
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Mineralogy

Crystallography; The chemistry of minerals; The physics of minerals; The genesis of minerals; Determinative mineralogy; The systematics of mineralogy.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: Carl W. Correns
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642871344
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The first edition of this book has been out of print for seven years. The ques tion as to whether a new edition should be produced was answered affirmatively on many counts. I think that the considerations which led me to write this book in 1949 are still valid (see Preface to the First Edition). Moreover, a description of those areas of interest which together comprise the field of Mineralogy seems to be more necessary than ever, because of the rapid advances which have been made. Due to the rapid extension of our knowledge, I did not dare again to treat the whole field by myself. Accordingly, Professor ZEMANN kindly agreed to revise the first part of the book dealing with Crystallography. He made many important corrections. In Part II the basic question arose as to whether the physical-chemical approach to rock forming processes, becoming more and more important, required inclusive treatment of the fundamentals of physical chemistry in the book. I see certain dangers in trying to produce a petrology text which is physical chemically self-sufficient. Thus, I retain the same opinion which prevailed when I wrote the previous edition; namely that the necessary basic knowledge should be acquired in lectures and laboratory classes in physics, chemistry, and physical chemistry, and with the help of standard literature dealing with these subjects. This back ground is, therefore, presumed and fundamentals are only referred to occasionally.