A Guide To Common Minerals
The ‘Guide to Common Minerals’ is designed for use in the field, classroom and laboratory, this 12-page chart features clear colour photographs of 71 common minerals. A comprehensive table gives an overview of the colour, hardness, lustre, mineral habit, cleavage and fracture properties of the minerals pictured. Information on the field occurrence, formation and economic uses of minerals is also included. Clear colour illustrations and text by experts in the subject make these valuable resources for all age groups.
The 'Guide to Common Minerals' is another excellent laminated fold-out chart produced by the Field Studies council, it will help with the identification of minerals whilst you are out in the field. It includes high quality photos of 71 specimens, explains a little bit about them such as their periodic table element, where they are found and so forth, while on the opposite side, more information can be viewed, including lustre, crystl systems, fracture habits and plenty of information on how minerals form. A great guide, so compact, yet full of so much information, when folded it is only 24 x 17 cm in size, yet measures 100 cm in length when completely unfolded. An ideal aid for students, amateurs and professionals when information is needed quickly when working in the field.