Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Mineralogy, Determinative

Page: 335

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This is an ideal textbook for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and in uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. The book also includes a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse,Daniel J. Schulze

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195221329

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 9088

This textbook contains coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature & properties of light, the petrographic microscope, & the behavior of light in isotropic materials.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199846276

Category: Science

Page: 361

View: 3566

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of minerals. It describes in detail more that 125 rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Revised chapters on optical theory discuss the petrographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic optics. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology/petrography courses.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy and Petrography - The Practical Methods of Identifying Minerals in Thin Section with the Microscope and the Princip

Author: M. Edwards

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486773

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 9385

This early work on mineralogy and petrography is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details on polarizing microscopes, mineral determination, igneous rock types, geological mapping and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in geology. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Practical Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: Colin Gribble

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401178046

Category: Science

Page: 252

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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.

Introduction to Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195106916

Category: Science

Page: 442

View: 8786

Physical, optical, and X-ray powder diffraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are outlined as well. Detailed descriptions of over 100 common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized. This comprehensive text is useful for undergraduate students in a wide range of mineralogy courses."--BOOK JACKET.

Elements of Optical Mineralogy

An Introduction to Microscopic Petrography, with Description of All Minerals Whose Optical Elements Are Known and Tables Arranged for Their Determination Microscopically

Author: Newton Horace Winchell,Alexander Newton Winchell

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341811848


Page: 588

View: 8916

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Elements of Optical Mineralogy - An Introduction to Microscopic Petrography

Author: Alexander N. Winchell

Publisher: Bronson Press

ISBN: 140670055X

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 1037

ELEMENTS OF OPTICAL MINERALOGY AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROSCOPIC PETROGRAPHY BY ALEXANDER N. WINCHELL, Doct. Univ. Paris Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Wisconsin SECOND EDITION, SECOND PRINTING PART III. DETERMINATIVE TABLES WITH A COLORED CHART AND Two DIAGRAMS NEW YORK JOHN WILEY SONS, INC. LONDON CHAPMAN HALL, LIMITED 939 COPYRIGHT, 1929, 1939 BY ALEXANDER N. WINCHELL All Rights Reserved This book or any part thereof must not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher. PRINTED IN U. 8. A. PRESS OF BRAUNWORTH A CO., INC. BUILDERS OF BOOKS BRIDGEPORT. CONN. PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION SECOND PRINTING DURING the ten years since the publication of the second edition of these tables many new minerals have been described. About fifty of these are included in the third edition of Part II, which was published in 1933, while nearly seventy are of more recent date. The author has attempted to include in supplementary tables in this printing all the new minerals which seem to be well established and adequately described as to their optical properties. Unfortunately it has not been feasible to incorporate them in the main tables, but this is probably not a very serious difficulty since the minerals in question are all very rare. It is hoped that the use of colored paper for the table III classify ing minerals on the basis of their color and pleochroism in thin section will make it easy to find the various tables quickly and con veniently. In the preparation of this printing the author has benefited by the assistance and encouragement of his wife, Florence S. Winchell. ALEXANDER N. WINCHELL MADISON, WISCONSIN March, 1939 PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION Or course tables prepared for the determination of minerals by optical methods should be based on the chief optical properties of the minerals. However, it is not at all obvious just which optical prop erty should be used first in classifying the minerals. After several attempts to combine the most important properties in one table so that more than one of them could be used first, it seemed wiser to simplify the arrangement by making separate tables for each important property. In addition to the tables which are given, tables might be prepared based primarily upon the optic angle, optic sign, or extinction angles. However, the practical groups based upon optic angle or optic sign are too few in number to be satisfactory, while extinction angles are almost useless in distinguishing between tetragonal, hexagonal and orthorhombic minerals. Thus it comes about that the chief tables which are given are based upon refringence, or birefringence, or color and pleochroism. As the dispersion methods of determining minerals come into wider use the table based upon dispersion will become more complete and more useful. It is a pleasure to acknowledge that these tables have been improved as a result of thoughtful constructive criticism of the first draft by Professor F. F. Grout of the University of Minnesota the writer has also had the advantage of an opportunity to examine copies of determinative mineral tables prepared by Professor Grout and others prepared by Professor D. J. Fisher of the University of Chicago. He has also benefited notably by frequent consultations with Professor R. C. Emmons of the University of Wisconsin. Plate II, based on refringence and birefringence, has been prepared along lines suggested by Professor C. O. Swanson of the Michigan College of Mines and Professor R. H. B. Jones of the State College of Washington. ALEXANDER N. WINCHELL. MADISON, WISCONSIN, January, 1929 vu CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION i TABLE I. OPAQUE MINERALS 7 TABLE II. BIREFRINGENCE OF MINERALS 10 SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE II. BIREFRINGENCE OF MINERALS 76 TABLE III. COLOR OF MINERALS go SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE III. COLOR OF MINERALS 130 TABLE IVA. REFRINGENCE OF ISOTROPIC MINERALS 136 SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE IVA. REFRINGENCE OF ISOTROPIC MINERALS 141 TABLE IVB...


Ein Leitfaden für Einsteiger und Anwender

Author: Ulrich Sebastian

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 382742223X

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Gesteine – wie sie heißen und wozu man sie verwenden kann Das vorliegende Buch vermittelt einen leicht verständlichen Überblick über das Gebiet der Petrographie. Einsteiger werden nicht durch theoretisches Detailwissen überfordert oder gar abgeschreckt, sondern erlangen schnell ein umfassendes Grundwissen in Mineralogie mit den wichtigsten gesteinsbildenden Mineralen, Petrographie mit den häufigsten Gesteinen, technischer Gesteinskunde mit den Eigenschaften der Gesteine, die für die Verwendung wichtig sind. Instruktive Fotos, Übersichten und Schaubilder erleichtern das Lernen und Verstehen. Sie sind ein hervorstechendes Merkmal des Werkes und machen es auch zu einem hilfreicher Begleiter für alle Praktiker und Wiedereinsteiger, die die Petrographie sonst eher selten benötigen. Durch die Teilung des Buches in einen klassisch-petrographischen und einen angewandten Teil kann jeder Nutzer selbst wählen, welche Gesichtspunkte der Gesteinskunde für ihn wichtig sind. Gesteinskunde – Ein Leitfaden für Einsteiger und Anwender richtet sich an Schüler und Studenten von Fach- und Hochschulen, an Profis wie Bauingenieure, Bohrer und Geowissenschaftler sowie an interessierte Laien. Dr. Ulrich Sebastian ist Geologe, Gegenstand seiner Doktorarbeit waren metamorphe Gesteine. Er unterrichtet an der Fachschule für Technik in Freiberg/Sachsen, wo Staatlich geprüfte Techniker für Geologie- bzw. Bohrtechnik ausgebildet werden.

Introduction to Mineralogy, Second International Edition

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199859764

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 6232

The second edition of Introduction to Mineralogy follows the highly successful first edition, which become an overnight market leader. Introduction to Mineralogy consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context.

Crystals and Light

An Introduction to Optical Crystallography

Author: Elizabeth A. Wood

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486234311

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 1313

A concise yet comprehensive study of the behavior of light in crystals, this volume's topics range from space lattices and point groups to polarization and dispersion. "A clear, concise, and carefully illustrated study..." — American Mathematical Monthly. With 175 figures and 8 plates, including 18 color photographs.

Optical Mineralogy

Principles And Practice

Author: Colin D Gribble

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203498704

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 1718

Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope. The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque minerals. They discuss properties of the main silicate and non-silicate minerals, both translucent and opaque and how the optical properties may be used to identify a mineral. The book features many diagrams, summary tables, and four pages of color illustrations, making it an ideal textbook as well as an authoritative reference.

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden

Author: D.A.V. Stow

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420152

Category: Science

Page: 315

View: 9555

Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.