Figures 1-10. Felspathic Minerals and Rocks.
1. Potash Felspar
2. Apple-green Felspar or Amazon Stone
3. Common Felspar or Orthoclase
5. Sodalite, Albite, Pericline
6. Green Porphyry Felspar
7. Black Porphyry
8. Red Antique Porphyryr
9. Labrador Felspar
10. The same [Labrador Felspar]
Figures 11-15. Micaceous Minerals.
11. Pennine or Talcose Mica
12. Common or Bi-axial Mica
13. Black Potash Mica
14. Ripidolite or Prismatic Chlorite
Figures 16-17. Granite.
17. Red Granite
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 VI: Felspathic Minerals and Rocks, Micaceous Minerals, Granite.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/qt6pao3.
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