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ZOOM Hands-On Mineral Identification
$24.95 (Win95/98/2000/Me/XP/Mac) (Retail) (MINERIDDR)

Publisher: Tasa Graphic Arts

                

Database with more than 14,500 mineral variety, group, series, and old mineral names!

This multimedia "field guide" helps you to identify over 14,500 mineral names and synonyms for both beginners and serious collectors. Hands-On Mineral Identification provides detailed identification information on 500 of the most common mineral species, background information, full color animations, and photographs on physical characteristics of minerals. Watch actual video demonstrations of physical property tests and read a detailed explanation of crystal classification systems -- all narrated by the author! The searchable database includes physical properties, rotatable 3-D crystal shapes, full color photographs, crystal class, worldwide localities, and mineral associations for each species. You can even print your search results.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Mineral Names, Nomenclature, and Classification
  • Color and Streak
  • Luster
  • Hardness
  • Cleavage and Parting
  • Crystal Systems and Forms
  • Habit, Appearance, and Twinning
  • Tenacity and Fracture
  • Density and Specific Gravity
  • Special Properties
  • Mineral Database

Written by M. Darby Dyar, Ph.D., M.I.T.

Reviewed by Carl A Francis, Curator, Harvard University Mineralogical Museum. Most of the mineral photos that appear in the program are of mineral samples from Harvard University Mineralogical Museum.

Requirements:

Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP: IBM compatible, 16MB RAM.

Macintosh: System 7 or later, 7MB free RAM, 13" or larger display (16bit or better video recommended).

 


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