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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students.
Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology.
Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source.
The book is primarily aimed at economic geologists, mineralogists, petrologists, professional researchers, and government and private institution professionals.
A secondary audience includes instructors and students taking coursework in Pure and Applied Geology, Geography, Mining, Petroleum Engineering, Soil Geochemistry and Mineralogy and Petrology.
List of Acronyms used in this Book
About the Author
Chapter 1. Rocks and Minerals
1.2 Importance of Minerals and Rocks to Society
1.5 Mineral Resources
Chapter 2. Basic Mineralogy
2.2 Internal Structure of Crystals and Their Properties
2.3 Chemical and Physical Properties of Minerals
2.4 Polymorphism and Isomorphism
2.5 Overview of the Main Rock Forming Minerals
Chapter 3. Basic Petrology
3.2 Structure of the Earth
3.3 Classification of Rocks
3.4 Origin of Earth and Theory of Plate Tectonics
Chapter 4. Igneous Rocks
4.1 Origin of Igneous Rocks
4.2 Classification of Igneous Rocks
4.3 Main Group of Igneous Rocks and Their Composition
Chapter 5. Sedimentary Rocks
5.1 Function, Significance, Classification and Transformation
5.2 Sedimentary Rock Formation
5.3 Texture and Structure of Sedimentary Rocks
5.4 Classification of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
5.5 Clastic Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
5.6 Volcaniclastic Rock
5.7 Chemical and Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks
Chapter 6. Metamorphic Rocks
6.1 Origin and Structure of Metamorphic Rocks
6.2 Types of Metamorphism and Classification of Metamorphic Rocks
6.3 Rocks of Dynamic Metamorphism
6.4 Rocks of Contact Metamorphism
6.5 Rocks of Regional Metamorphism
6.6 Rocks of Plutonic Metamorphism
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