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Optical properties in cleavage flakes of rock-forming minerals.

E. D. Taylor

Optical properties in cleavage flakes of rock-forming minerals.

by E. D. Taylor

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Published by Universite Laval, Faculte des Sciences in Quebec .
Written in English


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SeriesGe ologie et mine ralogie. Contribution -- no.78
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Open LibraryOL13957763M

Mineralogy is a subject of geology specializing in the scientific study of the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals and mineralized ic studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, their geographical distribution, as well as their utilization. General Magnesite Information: Chemical Formula: MgCO3: Composition: Molecular Weight = gm Magnesium % Mg % MgO: Carbon % C % CO 2: Oxygen % O: % % = TOTAL OXIDE.

°c Mineral Data Publishing, version Crystal Data: Orthorhombic. Point Group: 2=m 2=m 2=m: In euhedral or subhedral crystals, typically thick, with striations k elongation, with wedge-shaped terminations, to 17 cm. Commonly granular or compact massive. Twinning: On fg, fg, fg. Physical Properties: Cleavage: fg, fg. The optical property of a mineral depends on how it interacts with light. Several important optical properties are applicable to minerals and gemstones from a scientific standpoint. These properties are extremely useful for identifying a mineral. The most important of these properties are listed below Colour Transparency Lustre.

Color, luster, streak, hardness, cleavage, fracture, and crystal form are the most useful physical properties for identifying most minerals. Other properties-such as reaction with acid, magnetism, specific gravity, tenacity, taste, odor, feel, and presence of striations-are helpful in identifying certain minerals. Positive / negative can only be determined by looking your mineral up (+n>, -nbook). CLEAVAGE (IN PLANE LIGHT)—Identify if the sample has cleavage (regularly spaced straight cracks--see enstatite) or fractures (irregular cracks--see olivine). Is there a single cleavage or two.


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Optical properties in cleavage flakes of rock-forming minerals by E. D. Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Taylor, E.D. Optical properties in cleavage flakes of rock-forming minerals. Québec, (OCoLC) Optical and physical properties. The optical properties of micas cover a wide range but all have negative optic sign, low 2V, and have the α optic direction approximately perpendicular to their perfect cleavage.

Birefringence is generally very weak in the plane of cleavage flakes. In this edition of Introduction to the Rock-Forming Minerals, most of the commonly occurring minerals of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks are discussed in terms of structure, chemistry, optical and other physical properties, distinguishing features and paragenesis.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy. Fourth Edition. William Nesse. Publication Date - March ISBN: pages Paperback /2 x /4 inches In Stock.

Retail Price to Students: $ Comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of over rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Glauconite, which most often occurs as pelletlike grains, has no apparent cleavage. The names of the rock-forming micas constitute a good example of the diverse bases used in naming minerals: Biotite was named for a person—Jean-Baptiste Biot, a 19th-century French physicist who studied the optical properties of micas; muscovite was named.

Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope.

The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque minerals.5/5(1). The basic structural feature of mica is a composite layer in which a sheet of octahedrally coordinated M cations (mainly Al, Mg, Fe) is sandwiched between two identical and opposing sheets of linked (Si,Al)O 4 tetrahedra.

Two of these tetrahedral sheets, of composition (Si,Al) 4 O 10, are illustrated in Fig. On the left is a sheet in which all tetrahedra are pointing upwards, as may be.

Several important optical properties are applicable to minerals and gemstones, and can be very useful for gem identification.

With proper equipment, jewelers can easily distinguish a Ruby from Garnet or red glass, even if their outward appearance may be identical. White Light, or visible light, is a form of electromagnetic radiation (energy waves produced by the motion of an electric charge).

Very old sediments are likely to have comparatively few mineral species. The methods of optical mineralogy serve to identify many of the minerals, herein described, quite readily, but there are other cases where optical tests must be supplemented by specific gravity determination, chemical-tests, dye-tests, flame-tests, fluoroscopy or, in cases.

Identification Tables for Common Minerals in Thin Section These tables provide a concise summary of the properties of a range of common minerals. Within the tables, minerals are arranged by colour so as to flakes with 1 perfect cleavage.

Habit and birefringence distinctive. In al u m in o sg rte+ y ph ck. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Optical Properties of Common Rock-Forming Minerals J. Lyons, S. Morse, and R. Stoiber Distinguishing Characteristics Chemical XI. System and Indices Birefringence "Characteristically parallel, but Mineral Composition Best Cleavage Sign,2V and Relief and Color see Fig.

High Positive Relief Zircon ZrSiO. Tet. (+) = High. However, many of the rocks are primarily made up of minerals after the decomposition and consolidation along with other organic or inorganic substances.

Some of the common rock forming minerals along with their physical and chemical properties are discussed below: 1. Quartz. It is pure or nearly pure silica and is hard and glassy mineral. Of the many optical properties of minerals, their luster, their ability to transmit light, their Mineral Strength (CLEAVAGE) Some minerals have excellent cleavage in one, two, three, or more directions, Most common rock-forming minerals have a specific gravity of between 2 and 3.

Calcium carbonate forms as both Aragonite and Calcite, and these two minerals only differ in their e, the more common mineral, forms in trigonal crystals, whereas Aragonite forms orthorhombic crystals. On occasion, crystals of Aragonite and Calcite are too small to be individually determined, and it is only possible to distinguish these two minerals with optical or x-ray.

The name "biotite" is used in the field and in entry-level geology courses because these minerals generally cannot be distinguished without optical, chemical, or x-ray analysis. Biotite is a rock-forming mineral found in a wide range of crystalline igneous rocks such as granite.

This chapter deals with the optical properties of those minerals which make up the common rocks of the Earth’s crust, the so-called rock-forming minerals. A study of these rock-forming minerals entails their examination under the microscope, either as tiny grains or as thin (~ mm) slices of rocks or minerals suitable for examination in.

biotite mineralbiotite mineral; biotite mineral; Biotite is the most common mica mineral and also known as black mica, a silicate mineral in the common mica imate chemical formula K (Mg, Fe).

It can be found in massive crystal layers weighing several hundred pounds. Muscovite Mineral; schist_mica; Muscovite is the most common mineral of the mica own family.

It is an essential rock-forming mineral present in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Like other micas it with no trouble cleaves into skinny transparent sheets.

Muscovite sheets have a pearly to vitreous luster on their floor. Geologists identify minerals by their physical properties. In the field, where geologists may have limited access to advanced technology and powerful machines, they can still identify minerals by testing several physical properties: luster and color, streak, hardness, crystal habit, cleavage and fracture, and some special properties.

Physical properties of minerals Fracture • Absence of cleavage when a mineral is broken Specific Gravity • Weight of a mineral / weight of an equal volume of water Department Environmental, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences • Average value = Other properties Magnetism Reaction to hydrochloric acid Malleability Double refraction Taste.Optical Properties of Olivine.

We then crossed the polarizers and saw that the mineral was extinct when the cleavage planes were parallel with the cross-hairs: which looks to me to be about 20 degrees. If we check in an optical mineralogy book, we can confirm our answer-- the book. Study of Optical Properties • In this method of study, the minerals are ground very fine and fixed over glass slides.

They are studied under petrological microscope. Different optical properties are studied under polar microscope. The properties of minerals like, color, relief, cleavage, shape and pleochroism are studied under polarized light.