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By Ron H. Vernon

Rock microstructures offer clues for the translation of rock heritage. a superb realizing of the actual or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is key for benefiting from extra exact chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the elemental procedures accountable for the big variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, utilizing high quality color illustrations. He discusses power issues of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing at the most modern ideas and techniques. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are stated the place applicable. the great record of appropriate references should be beneficial for complex 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 ebook crucial interpreting, and it'll even be of curiosity to scholars of fabrics science.

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