Heavy Minerals in Colour

  • Maria A. Mange
  • Heinz F. W. Maurer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Heavy Minerals in the Study of Sediments: Principles and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 3-3
    3. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 11-25
    4. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 27-28
    5. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 29-33
  3. Descriptions of Heavy Minerals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-36
    2. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 37-38
    3. Maria A. Mange, Heinz F. W. Maurer
      Pages 39-133
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 135-147

About this book


Although some handbooks on the microscopic identi­ In Part I the concept of heavy mineral analysis is fication of heavy mineral grains are available, a introduced and the relative significance of factors comprehensive manual illustrated in colour has not affecting heavy mineral assemblages is discussed. There been published until now. Because the appearance of are brief references to the commonly used laboratory minerals in grain mounts differs considerably from methods and auxiliary techniques. It concludes with those seen in a thin section, a different approach is some examples of the application of heavy mineral necessary for the identification of detrital grains. studies. Coloured photomicrographs, showing their colour Part II contains the descriptions of 61 transparent shades, pleochroism and interference tints, provide heavy mineral species, including those which are an excellent means of assisting recognition. As a commonly authigenic in sediments. Positive identi­ number of mineral grains have similar optical proper­ fication of authigenic minerals is important to avoid ties and morphology, it is equally important to confusion and to help recognition of diagenetic describe them verbally in detail, pointing out events. In the mineral descriptions considerable characteristic features and differences. emphasis is placed upon detrital morphology and This book is intended primarily as a manual that diagnostic features. Optical properties and character­ describes and illustrates the transparent heavy min­ istics are detailed, together with information on host erals most commonly found in sediments. It is hoped rocks.



Authors and affiliations

  • Maria A. Mange
    • 1
  • Heinz F. W. Maurer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of OxfordUSA
  2. 2.SäriswilSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Maria A. Mange and Heinz F. W. Maurer 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5019-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2308-2
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