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
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.
Classification of Rocks
The Rock Cycle
Index and Checklist
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.