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Collector's Guide to the Vesuvianite Group (Paperback)

Author: Lauf, Robert

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Among rock-forming minerals, the vesuvianite group is best known through the many colorful crystals collected at the Jeffrey quarry, in Asbestos, Canada. Spectacular finds in China and Pakistan have added interest in this mineral group. The detailed text begins with an explanation of the chemistry and taxonomy of the group and a discussion of ongoing research into problems such as color, structure, and optically anomalous crystals. A section on their formation and geochemistry explains the kinds of environments where vesuvianites are formed. Each mineral has a detailed entry for information on important localities. Over 90 full-color photos show what good specimens look like and which minerals to expect to find associated with vesuvianites. Anyone with a passion for minerals will find this book fascinating.


Publisher Schiffer Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780764332159
SKU 210223854
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0764332155
Release Date 3/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0093
Publisher Schiffer Publishing
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