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 wenk@berkeley.edu. 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