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Print edition of the textbook:
Written by Melinda Darby Dyar and Mickey E. Gunter, and illustrated by Dennis Tasa, this new digital series is published by Tasa Graphic Arts, Inc., in association with the Mineralogical Society of America.
Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy is a college-level textbook designed for courses in rocks and minerals, mineralogy, and optical mineralogy. It covers crystallography, crystal chemistry, systematic mineralogy, and optical mineralogy. The textbook is organized to facilitate spiral learning, with introductory through advanced chapters on each of these four topics. A chapter on hand sample identification is also included.
How this textbook is different:
This series of chapters differs in several ways from a traditional mineralogy textbook: