Figures 1-3. Arragonite.
1. Crystal of Arragonite
2. Reddish Arragonite
3. Crystallized Arragonite
Figures 4-6. Brown Spar, Bitter Spar, Carbonate of Lime with Protioxide of Iron and Manganese.
4. Reddish-brown Spar
5. Compact-brown Spar
6. The same [Compact-brown Spar]
Figures 7-10. Gypsum, Hydrous Sulphate of Lime.
8. The same [Gypsum]
9. The same [Gypsum]
10. Splinter of a Lenticular Twin
Figures 11-12. Anhydrite, Anhydrous Sulphate of Lime.
12. Reddish Anhydrite
Figures 13-14. Apatite, Phosphate of Lime.
14. The same [Apatite]
Figures 15-18. Fluor Spare, Fluoride of Calcium, or Fluate of Lime.
15. Fluor Spar
16. Fluor Spar
17. The same [Fluor Spar]
18. The same [Fluor Spar]
This hand-colored plate is part of the first edition English translation of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern. The publication consists of two sections; the first is an introduction including topics such as the formation of crystals and chemical reactions of crystals; the second is devoted to the description of various mineral groups including precious stones, hornblende and augitic minerals, felspathic minerals, micaceous minerals, zeolitic minerals, calcareous minerals, and various salts and compounds. The final pages of the book contain twenty-four lithograph plates depicting crystalline structures and mineral forms. The first two plates are labeled A and B and the remaining plates are numbered I through XXII. The plates are hand-colored, using metallic finishes to create a lustrous effect.
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Kurr, J. G. (Johann Gottlob). “Plate X: Aragonite, Spar, Gypsum, Anhydrite, Apatite, Fluor Spar.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9lkgv0h.
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