Figures 1-2. Kyanite, Disthene.
2. The same [Kyanite]
Figures 3-5. Staurolite.
4. The same [Staurolite]
5. The same [Staurolite]
Figures 6-7. Andalusite.
7. Hollow Spar or Chiastolite
Figures 8-11. Tourmaline.
8. Brown Vertically Striated Tourmaline
9. The same [Vertically Striated Tourmaline]
10. Rose-red Noble Tourmaline or Rubellite
11. Green Precious Tourmaline
Figures 12-13. Dichorite, Peliom, or Iolite.
13. The same [Peliom]
Figures 14-15. Augite.
14. Common Augite
15. Green Augite, Diopside, or Baikalite
Figures 16-18. Chrysoberyl.
16. Dark Green Hornblende or Actinolite
17. Black or Basaltic Hornblende
18. Long-fibrous Hornblene, green Asbestus
Figure 19. Hypersthene.
19. Paulite or Hypersthene
Figure 20. Mountain Wood.
20. Mountain Wood or Wood Asbestus
Figures 21-23. Serpentine, Ophite.
21. Noble Serpentine
22. Dark Green Serpentine
23. White Mottled Serpentine
Figure 24. Omphacite.
24. Schiller-Spar, Diallagite, or Smaragdite
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 V: Kyanite, Disthene, Staurolite, Andalusite, Tourmaline, Dichorite, Peliom, Augite, Hornblende, Amphibole, Hypersthene, Mountain Wood, Serpentine, Ophite, Omphacite.” In The Mineral Kingdom. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edmonston and Douglas, 1859. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/xz1p9py.
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Plate V: Kyanite, Disthene, Staurolite, Andalusite, Tourmaline, Dichorite, Peliom, Augite, Hornblende, Amphibole, Hypersthene, Mountain Wood, Serpentine, Ophite, Omphacite
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