The Classification of Minerals

  • H. H. Read


The purpose of this short chapter is to introduce the arrangement of minerals adopted for their description in Part II of this book. Minerals may be classified in several ways, nearly all dependent either upon their chemical components or the structure or forms of their crystals.


Chemical Classification Iron Silicate American Mineralogist Similar Chemical Property Natural Abrasive 
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© George Allen & Unwin (Publishers) Ltd. 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. Read
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyUK
  2. 2.University of LondonUK

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