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Infrared Transmission Spectra of Carbonate Minerals


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. G. C. Jones, B. Jackson
    Pages 1-233

About this book


The selected spectra presented in this volume are a testimony to the diversity of mineral carbonates. Their compositional variety embraces many of the chemical elements and is increased by the frequent presence of solid solution between members. They occur in all the broad categories of rock types: igneous, metamorphic, metasomatic and sedimentary; and they are often associated with important ores and rare element deposits. Carbonates are not only of significance in the geological domain, but also in industry and materials science. Accurate identification of the compounds is, therefore, vital for a proper understanding of any carbonate bearing system. The development of Fourier transform infrared spectrometry has been for some years at the stage where the acquisition of spectra is relatively simple, rapid and with good resolution. For identifi- tion, the method is inexpensive and can provide additional information on the nature of the chemical bonding. It is particularly suited to carbonates because of its ability to discriminate clearly between the different members. It is obvious that to be able to produce a large set of definitive spectra, a source of we- characterized minerals is required, but the location of such a source is not necessarily so obvious. Our two museums - The Natural History Museum in London and the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh - have joined forces to provide such a source, using their renowned mineral collections and authenticating each mineral by modern advanced methods of analysis and identifi- tion.


Carbonat crystallography mineral research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MineralogyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of GeologyRoyal Museum of ScotlandEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infrared Transmission Spectra of Carbonate Minerals
  • Authors G.C. Jones
    B. Jackson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-54650-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-4940-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2120-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 239
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physical Chemistry
    Mineral Resources
    Analytical Chemistry
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Overall the book is very well produced, on good thick paper, and the spine cleverly hides a spiral binding that allows it to open flat..this book should remain in print for a long time and further volumes should follow - Journal of the Russell Society; A compilation that makes available recently acquired spectra of as many well-characterized carbonate materials as possible in order to further the use of infrared spectroscopy in mineralogy. - Book News; will be of use to a number of workers in the field of carbonate mineralogy, and the range of samples measured...seems fairly comprehensive. - Geological Magazine; ...this is an excellent and carefully compiled book...filling a useful space in the vast gap in published spectra. - Mineralogical Magazine