eBook Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124167101
  • ISBN-13: 9780124167100
  • DDC: 552
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 354 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of Acronyms used in this Book.
About the Author.
1: Rocks and Minerals.
2: Basic Mineralogy.
3: Basic Petrology.
4: Igneous Rocks.
5: Sedimentary Rocks.
6: Metamorphic Rocks.
7: Precipitation Systems of Major Sedimentary Bodies—Collector Rocks of Oil and Gas.
8: Mineral Deposits: Host Rocks and Origin.
9: Resource Assessment and Economic Parameters.
10: Hazards of Minerals–Rocks and Sustainable Development.