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  • Fathi Habashi
Industrial Minerals through the Ages
is believed to be the first book of its kind that tells the history of industrial minerals from ancient times to the present day. It is in 450 pages fully illustrated with coloured pictures. It is not geology and not a mineralogy book but a book suitable for students of earth sciences, the mining engineers, metallurgists, and the layman. It describes over hundred industrial minerals, their chemical composition, and their uses over the centuries. After an introduction to the subject, the silicates which constitute the bulk of the Earth’s crust are briefly described, followed by precious and semi-precious stones, then a systematic study in alphabetical order of the industrial minerals from agate to zircon.
  • Precious stones,
  • Semi-precious stones,
  • Building materials,
  • Fertilizers,
  • Fuels,
  • etc
Publication Date
July, 2016
Métallugie Extractive Québec / distributed by Laval University Bookstore
Citation Information
Fathi Habashi. Flyer.pdf. Quebec City(2016) p. 1 - 450
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