Mineralogy of Quartz and Silica Minerals

Edited by
November 2018
274 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03897-348-5 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03897-349-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Mineralogy of Quartz and Silica Minerals that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

The present book reports recent contributions from research in the field of quartz and other silica minerals. The various forms of silica (SiO2) represent important constituents of the Earth crust and play a central role in the composition of geological materials. In particular, quartz is widely used as a raw material in numerous industrial sectors. The knowledge of the formation and specific properties of SiO2 rocks and minerals is indispensable for the understanding and reconstruction of geological processes, as well as for specific technical applications.

The works presented in this book are contributed by leading scientists and deal with aspects of the formation and processing of SiO2 raw materials, the analysis of high-purity quartz, and the specifics and varieties (e.g., quartz, amethyst, opal, agate) of SiO2 modifications. The presentations cover the main interrelations between theoretical, analytical, and industrial studies and provide information concerning recent developments in the research on SiO2 materials.

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hydrothermal quartz; geological setting; mineralogy; processing technology; quartz; cathodoluminescence; electron paramagnetic resonance; trace elements; silica; opal-A; common opal; precious opal; silica colloid; photonic crystal; particle deformation; SEM; interface-coupled dissolution-precipitation; Australia; muscovite; dissolution behaviors; vein quartz; pressure leaching; agate; quartz; chalcedony; thermogravimetry-mass-spectrometry; EGA; diatomite ore; opal; carbonate; environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM); infrared spectroscopy; quartz; breccia; earthquake; Triassic; Berglia-Glassberget; quartz; metamorphic rocks; cathodoluminescence; Kaoko belt; silica; moon; Mars; lunar and martian meteorites; Apollo samples; remote-sensing observation; igneous process; shock metamorphism; hydrothermal fluid activity; amethyst; volcanic rock; hydrothermal alteration; gemstones; silica sinter; opal-A; recrystallization; colloform quartz; epithermal gold–silver deposits; hydrothermal quartz; gold deposit; cathodoluminescence (CL); trace elements; titanium; germanium; intrusion-related; petrified wood; petrifaction; cathodoluminescence; quartz; environment; n/a

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