Common and Economically Important Minerals

Sebastião de Oliveira Menezes

The book is intended for students of Geology and Mining and addresses the basic fundaments of Mineralogy and Crystallography in a clear and accessible language. It presents the main concepts involved in the study of minerals and deals with their use as natural resources. It also brings a key for classification and identification of common minerals by their physical properties.

Original title
Minerais comuns e de importância econômica
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About the authors

Sebastião de Oliveira Menezes

Sebastião de Oliveira Menezes holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Geology from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He was a professor at Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and Federal University of Juiz de Fora. He has experience in Geosciences with emphasis in Geology, working mainly on Geological Mapping, Geology of Pegmatites, Petrography and Geomorphology.

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