A Practical Guide to Rock Microstructure by Ron H. Vernon

By Ron H. Vernon

Rock microstructures offer clues for the translation of rock heritage. a very good realizing of the actual or structural relationships of minerals and rocks is key for taking advantage of extra exact chemical and isotopic analyses of minerals. Ron Vernon discusses the fundamental procedures chargeable for the big variety of microstructures in igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and deformed rocks, utilizing top of the range color illustrations. He discusses strength problems of interpretation, emphasizing pitfalls, and focussing at the most up-to-date thoughts and ways. Opaque minerals (sulphides and oxides) are observed the place applicable. the excellent checklist of suitable references may be valuable 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 publication crucial examining, and it'll even be of curiosity to scholars of fabrics science.

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