Minerals Menu

A catalogue of minerals & textures in thin section


Ruth Siddall, University College London

Minerals are listed in the order in which they appear in Deer, Howie & Zussman (1992).


Olivine Group


Humite Group

Chondrodite


Zircon


Sphene


Garnet Group


Andalusite


Topaz


Staurolite


Chloritoid


Epidote Group

Epidote (pistacite)

Allanite

Zoisite


Tourmaline


Pyroxene Group

Orthopyroxene

Clinopyroxene


Amphibole Group

Hornblende

Glaucophane

Tremolite - Actinolite

Pyriboles & Anthophyllite


Micas & other sheet silicates

Biotite

Muscovite

Zinnwaldite

Stilpnomelane

Chlorite


Clay Minerals Group

Kaolinite

Serpentine

Glauconite


Feldspar Group

Plagioclase

Orthoclase

Microcline

Perthites


Quartz

Cherts & Cryptocrystalline Silica


Opaline Silica


Feldspathoid Group

Nepheline

Leucite

Sodalite


Oxides

Spinel Group

Rutile


Carbonates

Calcite

Dolomite

Textures in Carbonate Rocks


Fossils


Phosphates

Apatite


Halides

Fluorite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to cite this webpage:

Siddall, R., 2014, Minerals Menu: a catalogue of minerals & textures in thin section., http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfbrxs/PLM/PLMhome.html

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