Rocks and minerals of California

  • 120 Pages
  • 4.27 MB
  • English
Naturegraph Publishers , Healdsburg, Calif
Petrology -- California., Mineralogy -- Califo
Statementby Vinson Brown and David Allan ; illustrations by Robert Edison and Kay Brown ; maps by George Andrews and John Hinkel ; color photographs by W. Scott Lewis.
ContributionsAllan, David, 1935-
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22900795M

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Get this from a library. Rocks and minerals of California. [Vinson Brown; David Allan; J Stark] -- Combines systematic descriptive entries on the minerals and rocks found in California with topographical area maps and county-by-county listings of exact locations of the various minerals and rocks.

California's geological forces have created one of the widest varieties of rocks and minerals found in any state. In fact practically every known mineral exists in some quantity in California.

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This book has quadrangle information to help locate rocks and minerals throughout the state. Has an identification key, color photos, two-color locality maps, and Free shipping over $/5(1).

Published in and in under title: Rocks and minerals of California and their stories. Description: pages: illustrations ; 22 cm: Responsibility: by Vinson Brown, David Allan, James Stark ; illustrations Robert Edison, Kay Brown ; maps George Andrews, John Hinkel ; color photographs W.

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Studying these natural objects incorporates an understanding of earth science, chemistry, physics, and math. The learner can walk away with an understanding of crystal geometry, the ability to visualize 3-D objects, or knowing rates of crystallization.

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The writer, John Sinkankas, has an easy way of explaining how atoms form crystals, and. Minerals can be identified in rocks by a variety of features described in the Minerals section of the chapter, including crystal form, cleavage, hardness, color, and luster.

Rocks are classified into three distinct groups - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - and each is discussed in a separate section. Each rock group is further subdivided.

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