By Ron H. Vernon

Rock microstructures supply clues for the translation of rock heritage. a very good knowing of the actual or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is key for benefiting from extra special chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the elemental techniques chargeable for the big variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, utilizing high quality color illustrations. He discusses capability issues of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing at the newest ideas and techniques. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are said the place acceptable. the excellent checklist of appropriate references can be priceless for complicated scholars wishing to delve extra deeply into difficulties of rock microstructure. Senior undergraduate and graduate scholars of mineralogy, petrology and structural geology will locate this e-book crucial examining, and it'll even be of curiosity to scholars of fabrics science.

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