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By C. D. Gribble

ISBN-10: 9401178046

ISBN-13: 9789401178044

ISBN-10: 9401178062

ISBN-13: 9789401178068

Microscopy is a servant of the entire sciences, and the microscopic examina­ tion of minerals is a crucial strategy which might be mastered by way of all scholars of geology early of their careers. complex smooth textual content­ books on either optics and mineralogy can be found, and our goal isn't really that this new textbook should still substitute those yet that it's going to function an introductory textual content or a primary stepping-stone to the research of optical mineralogy. the current textual content has been written with complete understanding that it'll most likely be used as a laboratory guide, serving as a short connection with the houses of minerals, yet however care has been taken to offer a scientific rationalization of using the microscope in addition to theoretical points of optical mineralogy. The ebook is consequently appropriate for the beginner both learning as somebody or engaging in classwork. either transmitted-light microscopy and reflected-light microscopy are handled, the previous regarding exam of obvious minerals in skinny part and the latter regarding exam of opaque minerals in polished part. Reflected-light microscopy is expanding in significance in undergraduate classes on ore mineralisation, however the major cause of combining the 2 features of microscopy is that it truly is now not applicable to forget opaque minerals within the systematic petrographic research of rocks. twin function microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are on hand, and those are perfect for the learn of polished skinny sections.

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2 Double chain silicates. double chain parallel to the c axis as occurs in the amphiboles -- - - double chains viewed at right angles to the c axis: the chains are linked together by various atoms in the positions shown Phyllosilicates When three oxygens are shared between tetrahedra, phyllosilicates or sheet silicates result. The composition of such a silicate sheet is [Si40,o]~·. Phyllosilicates exhibit 'stacking', in which a sheet of brucite composition containing Mg2+, Fe2+ and (OH)" ions, or a sheet of gibbsite composition containing AI3+ and (OH)" ions, is stacked on to an [Si 40 IO ] silicate sheet or sandwiched between two [Si 40 IO ] silicate sheets (Fig.

Absorbing phases (opaques or ore minerals) appear grey to bright white as they reflect much more of the incident light, typically 15 to 95 %. Some absorbing minerals appear coloured, but usually colour tints are very slight. 7 Diagrammatic representation of a polished section of a sample of lead ore. g. fluorite (A), barite (B) and the mounting resin (D) appear dark grey. Their brightness depends on their refractive index. The fluorite is almost black. g. galena (C), appear white. Holes, pits and cracks appear black.

Oblique on cleavages and prism edge; yA prism edge is -30°. (100) sections give BXa figures; but as with andalusite an isotropic section should be obtained and a single isogyre used to obtain sign and size of 2V. Multiple twinning occurs on {100}. The higher birefringence and excellent { 100} cleavage, intersected by the {001} parting on the prism face, help to distinguish kyanite from andalusite and other index minerals. See after sillimanite. 27 H = 61h-71f2 = n~ = COLOUR 'HABIT 'CLEAVAGE RELIEF ALTERATION 'BIREFRINGENCE 'EXTINCTION Colourless.

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