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Hands-on-Mineral Identification CD-ROM

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This multimedia "field guide" helps you to identify over 14,500 mineral names and synonyms for both beginners and serious collectors.

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    This multimedia "field guide" helps you to identify over 14,500 mineral names and synonyms for both beginners and serious collectors. Hands-On Mineral Identification provides detailed identification information on 500 of the most common mineral species, full color animations, background information, and photographs on physical characteristics of minerals. Watch actual video demonstrations of physical property tests and read a detailed explanation of crystal classification systems -- all narrated by the author!


    Version 1.2 is compatible with Mac OS® X Yosemite (10.10). The searchable database includes physical properties, rotatable 3-D crystal shapes, full color photographs, worldwide localities, crystal class, and mineral associations for each species. Version 1.2 adds a "Print Mineral Data" feature that prints an 81/2 x 11 sheet containing all properties for a mineral species.


    Table of Contents:

    • Introduction
    • Mineral Names, Nomenclature, and Classification
    • Colour and Streak
    • Lustre
    • Hardness
    • Cleavage and Parting
    • Crystal Systems and Forms
    • Habit, Appearance, and Twinning
    • Tenacity and Fracture
    • Density and Specific Gravity
    • Special Properties
    • Mineral Database


    System Requirements: Macintosh:
    PowerPC™ G4, G5 or Intel® processor; RAM: 512 MBytes; Mac OS® X 10.4.11 or later (including QuickTime). Windows: Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent); RAM: 512 MBytes; Windows® XP Service Pack 2, Vista®, 7, or 8.1. QuickTime required.