Rock microstructures provide clues for the interpretation of rock history. A good understanding of the physical or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is essential for making the most of more detailed chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the basic processes responsible for the wide variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, using high-quality colour illustrations. He discusses potential complications of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing on the latest techniques and approaches. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are referred to where appropriate. The comprehensive list of relevant references will be useful for advanced students wishing to delve more deeply into problems of rock microstructure. Senior undergraduate and graduate students of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology will find this book essential reading, and it will also be of interest to students of materials science.Read more
- Breadth of coverage (igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, including reference to ore minerals)
- Comprehensive reference list, acting as an excellent starting point for research into microstructural problems
- Full colour illustrations
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- Date Published: May 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511253003
- contains: 61 b/w illus. 254 colour illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Microstructures of sedimentary rocks
3. Microstructures of igneous rocks
4. Microstructures of metamorphic rocks
5. Microstructures of deformed rocks
Mineral symbols used in this book
Glossary of microstructural terms.
Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses
- Advanced Structural Geology
- Frontiers of Science
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