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Papers of James Geikie
    Lectures and Syllabus

Lectures in Mineralogy

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 James Geikie Gen 876

Date(s)

c1895

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

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Name of creator

Geikie | James | 1839-1915 | professor of geology, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Lectures given by James Geikie on mineralogy, covering areas including the form of minerals (crystals), their characteristics depending on light (colour, pleochromism, play of colours, iridescence, lustre, transparency, refraction, phosphorescence), characters depending on state of aggregation (hardness, tenacity, fracture), other characteristics (taste, odour, feel, electricity, magnetism, specific gravity) and their origins (solution, fusion, sublimation).

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