Texas Rocks and Minerals An Amateur's Guide
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Texas Rocks and Minerals An Amateur's Guide

By Roselle M. Girard
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Table of Contents
  • TEXAS ROCKS AND MINERALS An Amateur’s Guide
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
    • Earth’s Outer Crust
    • Geologists
    • Time and Rock Units
    • Geologic Map
  • WHAT ARE ROCKS AND MINERALS?
    • Chemical Elements
    • Minerals
    • Rocks
      • IGNEOUS ROCKS
      • SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
      • METAMORPHIC ROCKS
    • IGNEOUS ROCKS
    • SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
    • METAMORPHIC ROCKS
    • Occurrence and Properties of Minerals
      • HOW MINERALS OCCUR
      • SOME DISTINGUISHING PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
      • SOME SPECIAL OCCURRENCES OF MINERALS
    • HOW MINERALS OCCUR
    • SOME DISTINGUISHING PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
    • SOME SPECIAL OCCURRENCES OF MINERALS
  • COLLECTING ROCKS AND MINERALS
  • ROCK AND MINERAL IDENTIFICATION CHARTS
    • How To Use the Mineral Identification Charts
    • Key to Mineral Identification Charts
    • Mineral Identification Charts
    • How To Use the Rock Identification Charts
    • Rock Identification Charts
  • DESCRIPTIONS OF SOME TEXAS ROCKS AND MINERALS
    • Anhydrite
    • Asbestos
    • Barite
    • Basalt
    • Calcite
    • Cassiterite
    • Celestite
    • Cinnabar
    • Clay
    • Copper Minerals (Chalcocite, Chalcopyrite, Malachite, Azurite)
    • Dolomite
    • Feldspar
    • Fluorite
    • Galena
    • Garnet
    • Gneiss
    • Gold
    • Granite
    • Graphite
    • Gypsum
    • Halite
    • Hematite
    • Limestone
    • Limonite
    • Llanite
    • Magnetite
    • Manganese Minerals (Braunite, Hollandite, Pyrolusite)
    • Marble
    • Mica
    • Obsidian and Vitrophyre
    • Opal
    • Pegmatite
    • Pyrite
    • Quartz
    • Quartzite
    • Rhyolite
    • Sand and Sandstone
    • Schist
    • Serpentine
    • Shale
    • Silver Minerals (Argentite, Cerargyrite, Native Silver)
    • Sulfur
    • Talc and Soapstone
    • Topaz
    • Tourmaline
    • Uranium Minerals (Carnotite, Uranophane, Pitchblende)
    • Volcanic Ash (Pumicite)
  • COMPOSITION, HARDNESS, AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF SOME TEXAS MINERALS
  • BOOKS ABOUT ROCKS AND MINERALS
    • Nontechnical Books for Beginners
    • Textbooks and Other Reference Books
    • Selected References on Texas Rocks and Minerals
  • GLOSSARY
  • Index
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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