Happy is the book on feldspars that begins with an introduction to the names, in which the ternary solvus of Fuhrman and Lindsley vividly demonstrates that all the juicy names vanish at high temperature. The only one left standing at page 4 is “ternary feldspar”! And that to my mind is a Good Thing. Whether the added “d” in the old “felspar” is a good thing depends on where you live and how old you are. If these authors can do it, so can you.

This new DHZ-II, like the other second editions labeled “A”, is an immensely expanded treatment...

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