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First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa

First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa

This First Field Guide introduces the most important and interesting rocks and minerals of Southern Africa.
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Title: First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa
Authors: Bruce Cairncross
Genre: Geology guide
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2013
ISBN 9781920544706 / ISBN 978-1-920544-70-6
Softcover, 11 x 17 cm, 56 pages, 120 photographs and line drawings

Description:

First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa introduces the reader to 30 key minerals and 18 major rock types. Southern Africa's geologic history dates back more than 3 billion years. Throughout this time, several famous rock formations and mineral deposits have been created. Rocks in southern Africa are composed of a variety of economically important minerals, many of which are mined throughout the region.

Content: First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa

Introduction
Mineral Identification
Crystal Systems
Mohs Scale
Minerals
Rocks
Classification of Rocks
The Rock Cycle
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Clastic Rocks
Non-clastic Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Glossary
Index and Checklist

Index to First Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa

Agate, Amethyst, Amphibolite, Andalusite, Apatite, Aragonite, Arkose, Aventurine, Azurite, Barite, Basalt, Beryl, Biotite, Bowenite, Calcite, Calcrete, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Chalcopyrite, Chalk, Chert, Chromite, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Claystone, Coal, Conglomerate, Corundum, Diamictite, Diamond, Dolomite, Elbaite, Flint, Fluorite, Gabbro, Galena, Gneiss, Gold, Granite, Greywacke, Gypsum, Halite, Hematite, Kimberlite, Jasper, Limestone, Magnetite, Malachite, Marble, Mudrock, Muscovite, Orthoclase, Pyrite, Rock crystal quartz, Rose, quartz, Quartz, Quartzite, Sandstone, Schist, Schorl, Serpentinite, Shale, Siltstone, Slate, Smoky quartz, Soapstone, Sphalerite, Steatite, Tiger's eye, Topaz, Tourmaline, Travertine, Tufa and Zircon.