Industrial Minerals and Rocks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444996053, 9780444597502

Industrial Minerals and Rocks, Volume 18

1st Edition

Authors: M. Kucera
eBook ISBN: 9780444597502
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st July 1984
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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 The Term "Industrial Minerals and Rocks"

1·2 Classification of Industrial Minerals and Rocks and Principal Textbooks on this Subject

1.3 The Past and Present of Industrial Minerals and Rocks

2. Origin of Industrial Minerals and Rocks

2·1 Magmatic Deposits

2.2 Pegmatites

2.3 Skaras and Skarnoids

2.4 Carbonatites

2.5 Hydrothermal Deposits

2.6 Sublimates

2·7 Deposits of the Weathering Derivation

2·8 Sedimentary Deposits

2·9 Deposits of the Diagenetic Derivation

2·10 Evaporites

2.11 Deposits of Metamorphic Origin

3. Cycles of Principal Elements of Industrial Materials in the Nature

4. Survey of Genetic Types of Industrial Minerals and Rocks (in Tables)

5. Form and Size of Industrial Mineral Deposits

6. Deposits of Industrial Minerals

6.1 Andalusite and Other High Alumina Minerals

6.2 Asbestos

6.3 Baddeleyite and Zircon

6.4 Barite and Witherite

6.5 Beryl

6.6 Borate

6.7 Celestite and Strontianite

6.8 Corundum and Emery

6.9 Diamond

6.10 Feldspar

6.11 Fluorite (Fluorspar) and Cryolite

6.12 Gem Stones

6.13 Graphite

6.14 Magnesite

6.15 Micas

6.16 Monazite, Xenotime, Bastnaesite

6.17 Nitratine (Chile Saltpetre)

6.18 Olivine

6.19 Quartz Crystal

6.20 Sepiolite (Meerschaum)

6.21 Sulphur and Pyrite

6.22 Talc and Soapstone

6.23 Wollastonite

6.24 Zeolites

7. Deposits of Industrial Rocks

7.1 Bauxite and Al-Laterite

7.2 Bentonite and Montmorillonite Clay (Bleaching Clays and Fuller's Earth Included)

7.3 Clays and Claystones

7.4 Decorative Stones

7.5 Diatomite

7.6 Dolomite

7.7 Glass Sands and Foundry Sands

7.8 Gypsum and Anhydrite

7.9 Kaolin and Halloysite Residue

7.10 Leucophyllite

7.11 Limestone

7.12 Mineral Pigments

7.13 Perlite

7.14 Petrurgical Rocks

7.15 Phosphates and Apatite

7.16 Potassium Salts

7.17 Quartz Raw Materials

7.18 Rock Salt (Halite)

7.19 Soda (Natural)

8. Deposits of Building Raw Materials

8.1 Marly and Siallitic Materials for Manufacturing Cement and Lime

8.2 Raw Materials for Light-Weight Aggregates

8.3 Raw Materials for Brickmaking

8.4 Grarel-Sand and Building Sand

8.5 Building Stone

9. Unconventional, Perspective, Potential and Substitute Industrial Minerals and Rocks

10. Minerogenetic Provinces and Epochs

11. Geophysical Methods of Prospecting and Exploration of Deposits of Industrial Raw Materials

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Geophysical Methods

11.3 Application of Geophysical Measurements on Industrial Minerals and Rocks in Czechoslovakia

12. Laboratory Investigations

13· Exploitation and Dressing of Industrial Minerals and Rocks

14· Industrial Minerals and Rocks in World Economics

15· Outlook for Prospecting, Production and Use of Industrial Minerals and Rocks in the World Until the Year 2000

16. Literature

17. Index


Industrial Minerals and Rocks is a collection of research papers concerning the study of industrial mineral deposits. This work is composed of 17 chapters that specifically highlight the research done by Czech and Slovak economic geologists in non-metallic deposits, including talc, magnesite, kaolin, and clay.

After an introduction to the history of industrial minerals and rocks, this book goes on reviewing the origin, principal element cycle, genetic types, form, and size of these deposits. Considerable chapters describe the deposits of industrial minerals, rocks, and building raw materials. The remaining chapters deal with the geophysical methods prospecting and exploration and production of industrial raw materials, rocks, and minerals.

This book will prove useful to mineral geologists and researchers.


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@qu:Kuzvart's book is the most thorough treatment of its subject known to me; it may be read profitably by all economic and general geologists. @source: Geology

About the Authors

M. Kucera Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Brno, Czechoslovakia