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101 Facts About Rocks and Minerals Paper

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Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Other Information: colour illustrations, glossary, index
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 January 2003
Small on size, but big on answers, this text gives information on all kinds of rocks and minerals. Find out about "bendy" rocks and discover what mineral, other than lead, is used in pencil lead.

Table of Contents

Introduction to rocks and minerals: rocks and minerals; what are minerals; what are rocks?. Minerals: colourless nd whait minerals - diamond, rock salts, calcite, barite, gypsum, beryl, chystalline quartz, non-chystalline quartz, feldspars, micas, corundum; silver and grey minerals - silver, platinum, graphite, galena; yellow and gold minerals - gold, sulphur, fool's gold; green minerals - malachite and azurite, olivine, tourmaline, jade; brown and red minerals - copper; hematite, cassiterite, mercury minerals, sphalerite, gernat; purple and blue minerals - fluorite, turquoise, lazurite; black minerals - magnetite, amphiboles, pyroxine. Rocks: igneous rocks; granite; obsidian and rhyolite; gabbro; basalt and dolorite; rocks from space; metamorphic rocks; gneiss and schist; slate; marble; sedimentary rocks congolomorate and breccia; sandstone; limestone; coal and oil. Rocks and minerals facts: minerals all around; where do minerals come from?; mining; important minerals; mineral uses; the mineral we eat; clay and ceramics; sparkling gems; diamonds; living gems; gold; crystals; rocks on earth; space rocks; mineral folklore; treasure hunt. Reference section: table of minerals; mineral compositions; mineral hardness; geological timescale; fieldwork safety and practice; collecting rocks and minerals.

EAN: 9780751344196
ISBN: 0751344192
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 16.5 x 13.6 x 1.4 centimetres (0.32 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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