Introduction to Mineralogy:

A Collection of Copper Minerals

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Table of Contents


Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Physical Characteristics of Minerals

  1. Introduction
  2. Color
  3. Streak
  4. Luster
  5. Density
  6. Hardness
  7. Cleavage
  8. Fracture
  9. Tenacity
  10. Habit

Section 3: Crystal Structure and Crystal System

  1. Introduction
  2. Symmetry and Lattices
          Bravais Lattices
          Point Symmetry Operations
  3. Crystal Systems
  4. Crystal Forms
  5. Crystal Classes
          Table of Crystal Classes

Section 4: Chemical Composition and Berzelian Classification

  1. Introduction to Berzelian Classification
  2. Native Elements
  3. Sulfides, Antimonides, Arsenides, Selenides, Tellurides, and Sulfo-salts
  4. Oxides and Hydroxides
  5. Halides
  6. Carbonates
  7. Nitrates
  8. Borates
  9. Sulfates
  10. Chromates
  11. Molybdates and Tungstates
  12. Phosphates, Arsenates, and vanadates
  13. Silicates

Section 5: The Petrogenesis of Rocks and Minerals

  1. Introduction
  2. Igneous Processes
  3. Metamorphic Processes
  4. Vein Environments
  5. Sedimentary Processes

Section 6: Description of the Mineral Specimens

  1. Introduction
  2. Native Copper
  3. Azurite and Malachite
  4. Rhodocrosite
  5. Chrysocolla

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