Manual of Determinative Mineralogy, with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis

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    THE manual of the veteran mineralogist, and present Director of the Sheffield Scientific School at New Haven, has been in constant use since 1874, and has passed through thirteen editions. The present volume is the beginning of a new and revised edition which has been undertaken by Prof. Penfield. The determinative tables, originally based upon von Kobel's “Tafeln zur Bestim-mung der Mineralien,” remain as they were in the thirteenth edition, but they are now preceded by four chapters on the qualitative analysis of minerals, which have been in great part re-written by Prof. Penfield. These chapters are, as might be expected from this able mineralogist, entirely excellent. The description of the apparatus and methods employed is most simple and clear, and is rendered attractive by numerous good illustrations, which are in large part new.

    Manual of Determinative Mineralogy, with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis.

    By G. J. Brush. Revised and enlarged by S. L. Penfield. Pp. vi + 208. (New York: Wiley. London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1896.)

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    Manual of Determinative Mineralogy, with an Introduction on Blowpipe Analysis. Nature 55, 292 (1897) doi:10.1038/055292a0

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