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Descriptive Mineralogy

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    THIS is the companion volume to the “Systematic Mineralogy,” by the same author, published in 1881. As far as space admits Mr. Bauerman endeavours to describe all the more important mineral species. His remarks about the names of minerals and their derivations are well chosen; and both mining students and teachers of mineralogy should note the following paragraph:—“In the case of minerals worked as metallic ores, the ordinary commercial names should always be used where possible. Thus for all purposes copper pyrites, tinstone, and zinc blende are preferable to chalco-pyrite, cassiterite, and sphalerite.”

    Text-Book of Descriptive Mineralogy.

    By Hilary Bauerman. 8vo; pp. vi. 399; 237 figures. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884.)

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