Rock & Minerals

Rock & Minerals

1st Edition - April 25, 1983

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  • Author: B. Simpson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984117

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A textbook covering the essentials of crystallography, mineralogy, and the igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks for first year undergraduates. It is also suitable for A-level students.


First year undergraduates, students on foundation courses, A-level students.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1 The Structure of Matter

    2 Crystallography

    3 The Classification of Crystals

    4 The Physical Properties of Minerals

    5 The Rocks

    6 Structure and Texture in Igneous Rocks

    7 The Field Occurrence of Igneous Rocks

    8 The Classification of the Igneous Rocks

    9 The Rock Clans. The Granite Clan

    10 The Syenite Clan

    11 The Diorite Clan

    12 The Gabbro Clan

    13 The Ultrabasic Clan

    14 Weathering

    15 The Sedimentary Rocks

    16 Structures in Sedimentary Rocks

    17 The Clastic Sedimentary Rocks

    18 The Calcareous Rocks

    19 The Chemically Formed Sediments

    20 The Carbonaceous Deposits

    21 Pyroclastic Rocks

    22 Metamorphism

    Appendix Physical Properties of Selected Materials

    Further Reading List


Product details

  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1983
  • Published: April 25, 1983
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984117

About the Author

B. Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

University College of Swansea, Wales

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