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By C. D. Gribble

Microscopy is a servant of the entire sciences, and the microscopic examina­ tion of minerals is a crucial approach which can be mastered through all scholars of geology early of their careers. complex smooth textual content­ books on either optics and mineralogy can be found, and our purpose isn't that this new textbook may still exchange those yet that it may function an introductory textual content or a primary stepping-stone to the learn of optical mineralogy. the current textual content has been written with complete know-how that it'll most likely be used as a laboratory instruction manual, serving as a short connection with the houses of minerals, yet however care has been taken to give a scientific rationalization of using the microscope in addition to theoretical elements of optical mineralogy. The publication is consequently compatible for the beginner both learning as somebody or partaking in classwork. either transmitted-light microscopy and reflected-light microscopy are handled, the previous concerning exam of obvious minerals in skinny part and the latter related to exam of opaque minerals in polished part. Reflected-light microscopy is expanding in value in undergraduate classes on ore mineralisation, however the major explanation for combining the 2 facets of microscopy is that it truly is now not appropriate to forget opaque minerals within the systematic petrographic examine of rocks. twin function microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are available, and those are perfect for the learn of polished skinny sections.

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By C. D. Gribble

Microscopy is a servant of the entire sciences, and the microscopic examina­ tion of minerals is a crucial approach which can be mastered through all scholars of geology early of their careers. complex smooth textual content­ books on either optics and mineralogy can be found, and our purpose isn't that this new textbook may still exchange those yet that it may function an introductory textual content or a primary stepping-stone to the learn of optical mineralogy. the current textual content has been written with complete know-how that it'll most likely be used as a laboratory instruction manual, serving as a short connection with the houses of minerals, yet however care has been taken to give a scientific rationalization of using the microscope in addition to theoretical elements of optical mineralogy. The publication is consequently compatible for the beginner both learning as somebody or partaking in classwork. either transmitted-light microscopy and reflected-light microscopy are handled, the previous concerning exam of obvious minerals in skinny part and the latter related to exam of opaque minerals in polished part. Reflected-light microscopy is expanding in value in undergraduate classes on ore mineralisation, however the major explanation for combining the 2 facets of microscopy is that it truly is now not appropriate to forget opaque minerals within the systematic petrographic examine of rocks. twin function microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are available, and those are perfect for the learn of polished skinny sections.

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See after sillimanite. 016 0 2Va = 82° -ve OAP is approx. 65 H = 5'11 -7 no n~ COLOUR PLEOCHROISM HABIT Usually colourless in thin section but may be pale blue. Weak but seen in thick sections with ex colourless, f3 and)' blue. Usually found as subhedral prisms in metamorphic rocks. e. broad in one direction but thin in a direction at right angles to this. 37 SILICATE MINERALS 'CLEAVAGE 'RELIEF ALTERATION BIREFRINGENCE 'EXTINCTION INTERFERENCE FIGURE TWINNING OTHER FEATURES 'OCCURRENCE {100} and {OlD} very good.

Hornblende is stable under a wide range of pressure and temperature (PT) conditions in metamorphism, being an essential constituent of the amphibolite facies. Hornblendes become more alumina rich with increasing metamorphic grade. Pure tschermakite occurs in some high grade metamorphic rocks (often with kyanite) and pure pargasite occurs in metamorphosed dolomites. Secondary amophiboles in igneous rocks are usually tremolites or cummingtonites, but may be hornblendes. 29 f3 = 1040 Glaucophane Na 2(Mg 3 AI 2)Si.

967: 1 : 0 285 . 57 H = 51/2-6 = n~ = COLOUR 'PLEOCHROISM HABIT 'CLEAVAGE both crystals are length slow Pale brown to pale yellow. Gedrite has a stronger pleochroism than anthophyllite with a and {3 pale brown, "y darker brown. Elongate prismatic crystals; basal sections recognised by intersecting cleavages. Two prismatic {110} cleavages intersecting at 54° (126°). The two cleavages are parallel to each other in a prism section and so elongate prismatic sections appear to have only one cleavage.

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