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Structural Classification of Minerals

Volume I: Minerals with A, Am Bn and ApBqCr General Chemical Formulas

Authors: Lima-de-Faria, J.

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In his foreword to Structural Mineralogy. An classification was taken into account. The first Introduction (Lima-de-Faria, 1994) P.B. Moore classification of this type, which takes into con­ emphasized that this book "is really not an end in sideration the distribution of bonds in a structure, itself. Rather it is a rallying call to urge further was that of silicates proposed by Machatschki clarification, representation and systematization (1928) and developed by Bragg (1930) and Naray­ of already known structures". If we consider the Szabo (1930). new book by Lima-de-Faria, Structural Classi­ The pure structural classification of minerals fication of Minerals, in this context, we can ask was first proposed by J. Lima-de-Faria in 1983. It corresponds to the application of the general what kind of new mineralogical data it contains. The twentieth century was characterized by structural classification of inorganic compounds great progress in the study of minerals. Less than (Lima-de-Faria & Figueiredo, 1976) to minerals, 100 minerals were known up until 1800. Since that which are an integral part of them. The most time, the rate of discovery of new minerals is general approach of the structural systematics is steadily increasing. Now it is found that natural based on the analysis of the strength distribution processes select some 4000 mineral species, and and of the directional character of the bonds in this number is increasing by 50-60 minerals every crystal structures.

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`The great strength of this book lies in the information in chapter 2... The book is printed on good quality paper with clear type. Compared to other mineralogical books, the price is reasonable, Earth Science libraries will find a copy useful as a reference text and the price may be low enough to justify a personal copy.' Peter Bayliss, Canadian Mineralogist, 2002

'There is no doubt that the best approach to mineral classification is one based on the structure at the atomic level'
'This book is essentially a catalogue of simple minerals organized on the rational basis of structure. In this it is successful and likely to be of value to anyone interested in understanding the similarities and differences in the chemical and physical properties of minerals.'
David Brown in Acta Cryst 58:4 (2002)


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Classification of Minerals
Book Subtitle
Volume I: Minerals with A, Am Bn and ApBqCr General Chemical Formulas
Authors
Series Title
Solid Earth Sciences Library
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0534-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0534-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6892-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5680-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 146
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