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Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils


An easy-to-use identification and reference guide to minerals, rocks and fossils. This book is a 5" x 7 3/4" paperback with 336 pages - color photos on almost every page. Great for a beginner or an experienced person.

Guide to Minerals, Rocks and FossilsTable of Contents

Introduction4
Minerals
Introduction6
Native elements16
Sulfides and arsenides22
Oxides and hydroxides40
Halides58
Carbonates64
Nitrates and borates74
Sulfates and chromates76
Tungstates and molybdates84
Phosphates, arsenates and vanadates86
Silicates96
Rocks
Introduction148
Igneous rocks158
Metamorphic rocks178
Sedimentary rocks196
Meteorites and tektites210
Fossils
Introduction216
Sponges224
Corals226
Mollusks236
Anthropods270
Brachiopods280
Bryozoans290
Echinoderms296
Graptolites306
Vertebrates308
Fossil land plants318
Geological timescale328
Further reading329
Index330