This book aims to provide a comprehensive text for teaching mineralogy to undergraduate students in the geosciences. The three parts are concerned with crystallography and crystal chemistry; mineral properties, study and identification; and mineral descriptions. There are also appendices listing effective ionic radii of the elements, determinative tables and mineral associations, together with mineral and subject indices.

The chapter on crystallography includes consideration of Bravais lattices, point groups, space groups, Miller indices and crystal forms, and is followed by an outline on chemical bonding before crystal structures are discussed with details of metallic, covalent and ionic bonding. Polymorphism is considered...

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