Nomenclature and Classification - Melinda Darby Dyar, Mickey E. Gunter & Dennis Tasa

Nomenclature and Classification

By Melinda Darby Dyar, Mickey E. Gunter & Dennis Tasa

  • Release Date: 2018-12-14
  • Genre: Geology

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The basic taxonomy for mineral classification was presented in Chapter 2. In this chapter we will examine systems of classification of minerals using this terminology. Several common classification schemes are examined including: The Dana numbering system, the Strunz classification scheme, and a structural classification system.
 Topics covered in Chapter 21 include: Mineral Classification The Dana System of Mineralogy Strunz Classification Structure Classification AX Compounds A2X Compounds AX2 Compounds AX3 Compounds A2X3 Compounds ABX3 Compounds ABX4 Compounds AB2X4 Compounds Other Compounds Silicates and the SiO4–4 Tetrahedron