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Lectures in Mineralogy, c1895

Identifier: Coll-99/1/1

Scope and Contents

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).


  • c1895


Language of Materials


Physical Description

1 volume

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Fonds: 1 metre

Physical Location

Gen 876

Physical Description

1 volume

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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