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Minerals of the World
Ole Johnsen

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART I: MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
What is a mineral? 11
Mineral names 15
Crystallography 18
Crystal geometry 19
The cubic system 26
The tetragonal system 31
The hexagonal system 34
The trigonal system 37
The orthorhombic system 41
The monoclinic system 43
The triclinic system 45
Formation and growth of crystals 46
The chemical properties of crystals 54
The physical properties of crystals 60
The optical properties of crystals 65
PART II: MINERAL DESCRIPTIONS
Native elements 77
Sulphides 93
Halides 129
Oxides and hydroxides 145
Carbonates, nitrates, and borates 183
Sulphates, chromates, molydates, and tungstates 209
Phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates 227
Silicates 249
Nesosilicates 253
Sorosilicates 275
Cyclosilicates 287
Inosilicates 299
Phyllosilicates 331
Tectosilicates 354
Organic minerals 395
PART III: TABLES
Common minerals and their properties 397
Table 1. Minerals with metallic or submetallic lustre 398
Table 2. Minerals with non-metallic lustre 402
The Periodic Table of the Elements 421
Symbols and atomic numbres of selected elements 422
Glossary 423
Index 429

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