Dictionary of rocks

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Authors:Mitchell, Richard Scott
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Va., Charlottesville, VA, United States
Source:228p. Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, NY, United States. ISBN: 0-442-26328-7
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English
Summary:Rock names from aa to zwitter are listed alphabetically in this dictionary of >4000 petrological names. Each entry, in addition to definition(s), contains classification, occurrence, name derivation, IUGS definition where applicable, mineralogy, originator of name and date of introduction. Rock names made up of a root word plus a modifier are arranged by the root. Thus, the entry for andesite is followed by 16 varietal entries. For the uninitiated, a 10-page glossary defines petrological terms from accessory mineral to vuggy. [K.F.]
Subjects:Dictionaries; Lexicons; Nomenclature; Petrology; Rocks; Sedimentary petrology
Abstract Numbers:85M/3751
Record ID:1986003559
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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