- Concise, full-color pictorial reference for scientists and geologists
- Explains how to describe and identify microscopic samples of minerals
- Draws material from prominent literature yielding more than 400 different minerals
The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide, Second Edition, is a very detailed color atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy), with a main emphasis on name and synonyms, short descriptions, mineral groups, chemical compositions, information on major formation environments, optical data, reflection color/shade comparison with four common/standard minerals of a similar color or grey shade, and up to five high-quality photos for each mineral with scale.
In addition, the atlas contains a compilation from some of the prominent publications in the field of ore microscopy presented on a list of 431 minerals.
earth scientists, environmental scientists, geologists