Advanced Mineralogy

Advanced Mineralogy

Volume 1 Composition, Structure, and Properties of Mineral Matter: Concepts, Results, and Problems

Editors: Marfunin, A.S. (Ed.)

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All existing introductory reviews of mineralogy are written accord­ ing to the same algorithm, sometimes called the "Dana System of Mineralogy". Even modern advanced handbooks, which are cer­ tainly necessary, include basic data on minerals and are essentially descriptive. When basic information on the chemistry, structure, optical and physical properties, distinguished features and para­ genesis of 200-400 minerals is presented, then there is practically no further space available to include new ideas and concepts based on recent mineral studies. A possible solution to this dilemma would be to present a book beginning where introductory textbooks end for those already famil­ iar with the elementary concepts. Such a volume would be tailored to specialists in all fields of science and industry, interested in the most recent results in mineralogy. This approach may be called Advanced Mineralogy. Here, an attempt has been made to survey the current possibilities and aims in mineral matter investigations, including the main characteristics of all the methods, the most important problems and topics of mineral­ ogy, and related studies. The individual volumes are composed of short, condensed chap­ ters. Each chapter presents in a complete, albeit condensed, form specific problems, methods, theories, and directions of investigations, and estimates their importance and strategic position in science and industry.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

  • Chemical Composition of Minerals, Crystallochemical Constraints and the Nature of Impurities

    Mitchell, R. H. (et al.)

    Pages 2-12

  • Treatment of Chemical Composition Data for Minerals

    Bulakh, A. G. (et al.)

    Pages 12-27

  • The Mineral Composition of the Earth’s Crust, Mantle, Meteorites, Moon, and Planets

    Yaroshevsky, A. A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • General Results of Crystal Structure Analysis of Minerals

    Drits, V. A. (et al.)

    Pages 38-90

  • Types of Structural Relations in Minerals

    Organova, N. I. (et al.)

    Pages 90-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Mineralogy
Book Subtitle
Volume 1 Composition, Structure, and Properties of Mineral Matter: Concepts, Results, and Problems
Editors
  • A.S. Marfunin
Series Title
Advanced Mineralogy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78523-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78523-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78525-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 551
Topics