Wenk, Bulakh: Minerals, Their Constitution and Origin
Second Edition 12.2016 is now available
Cambridge University Press
Below some examples of the color plates
Apatite from Mexico Giant gypsum from Naica-Mexico
Rotated garnet from Vermont Stilpnomelane from California Rhodochrosite from Argentina
Sulfur from Indonesia Amazonite from Colorado Halite from Germany
There are files with slides (pdf) and sample laboratory exercises (docx) that may be useful for instructors and can be downloaded here and with CPU.
Obviously there will be some typos and errors. We rely on readers to inform us so that they can be corrected in the next printing cycle. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a list that will be expanded.
eq. 12.22b e6 "6" should be subscript
Plate 12 at bottom add: "All interference figures courtesy of O. Medenbach."
Plate 13c change perthic to "perthitic"
Plate 23d delete "1041907a"
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Last Edited 04/19/17