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Table of Contents

Dedication. 2

Memoriam.. 3

Lexicon. 4

Lexical Words. 4

Poem.. 4

Table of Contents. 5

From Volume I--Goals of This Book. 6

Chapter 1.From Volume I--Basic Definitions. 14

Chapter 2.From Volume I--The 12 Major Types of Amorphous Silicas. 17

Chapter 3.From Volume I--The Amorphous Silicas. 18

Chapter 4.From Volume I--Differences in Geologic Interpretation. 22

Chapter 5.From Volume I--Advantages and Biases from Collecting in the Southwest 29

Chapter 6.Lexicon Basis for Definitions. 38

CHAPTER 7.IDENTIFICATION KEY OF THE AMORPHOUS SILICAS. 40

Chapter 8.Lexicon Identification Comparisons. 50

CHAPTER 9.LEXICON FOR THE AMORPHOUS SILICAS, GEODES, AND THUNDEREGGS. 54

Chapter 10.Optical Effects within Agates. 256

Chapter 11.Rocks confused with Jasper. 259

Chapter 12.Related Geologic Terms. 262

CHAPTER 13.LEXICON TERMS REJECTED FOR STANDARD USE BY THE AUTHOR.. 271

Chapter 14.Selected Quartz Mineral Definitions. 281

Chapter 15.Selected Carbonate/Fluorite Definitions. 285

Chapter 16.Selected Rhyolite and Granite Definitions. 288

Chapter 17.Selected Obsidian Definitions. 292

Chapter 18.Other Rocks, and Compound Definitions. 298

Chapter 19.Identifying Petrified Wood. 300

Index. 309

Thanks. 323

Contact Information. 323

Key References. 324

Epilogue. 327

Photography. 328

Poem.. 328

Philosophy. 328

About the Author. 329

Manuscript Availability. 329

The Authorís Geologic Projects. 330

The Two-Volume Book Set Key Features. 333

 

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