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Table of Contents
|Introduction to Earth materials|
|Materials of the solid Earth|
|How are minerals identified?|
|Aspects of crystal structures|
|Minerals and rocks observed under the polarizing optical microscope|
|Igneous rock-forming minerals|
|How do igneous rocks form?|
|Igneous rocks: their mode of occurrence, classification, and plate tectonic setting|
|Sedimentary rock-forming minerals and materials|
|Formation, transport, and lithification of sediment|
|Sedimentary rock classification, occurrence and plate tectonic significance|
|Metamorphic rock-forming minerals|
|Some economic minerals, mainly from veins and pegmatites (K)|
|Some selected Earth materials resources|
|Earth materials and human health|
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