Mineral Determination Tables

Mineral Determination Tables

This contains a series of tables, more or less complete, of minerals arranged according to chemical composition or to certain prominent crystallographic or physical characters. These, it is believed, will be of service not only to the student, but also to the skilled mineralogist.

The type used in the printing of the mineral names indicates their relative importance. Table I is a complete list of the species named in this book arranged first according to the prominent basic elements which they contain and secondly according to their acid radicals. Table II is of Minerals arranged according to their System of Crystallization. The other tables make no claim to completeness, being limited often to common and important species.

For an exhaustive system of Determinative Tables based particularly upon blowpipe and chemical characters.

TABLE of MINERALS ARRANGED ACCORDING TO CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

The following lists include all definitely described mineral species arranged first according to their important basic elements and secondly according to their acid radicals. If a given mineral contains two or more prominent bases its name is repeated in all the appropriate sections.

Mineral Determination Tables