1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT MINERALS by Richard M. Peal

1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT MINERALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sixth in this series, this follows the familiar pattern of a general introduction, and subsequent divisions within the subject. Here, in geology, are the rocks -- metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous; the precious metals and the base; minerals and crystals; meteorites; iron and ferroalloy metals; rare and unusual metals; gems; industrial minerals and rocks; fossil fuels; mining and milling; water resources and mineral collecting as a hobby, all with questions and answers that define, describe and classify. How formed, where found, how used, how named, the characteristic properties, the scientific, economic or esthetic substance, the classifications,- these are in general among the answers, along with many others that apply to a specific specimen.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead