Literature

 

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A Short Reflection on Books

Most books on minerals are field guides and "picture books". They can help to identify your specimen and to learn something about their properties, but they don't get you anywhere beyond that. I strongly recommend to get and read textbooks on geology and mineralogy. They don't sort minerals just by their color, but deal with the topic systematically. First they look very boring and it needs some discipline for a layman to work through them. But once you've read a few chapters, you will note that slowly something of a "big picture" is about to emerge.

 

Recommended Books

I'd like to recommend a few books that I found worth reading. In accordance with what I've written above, some of them are textbooks on geology, and only a few deal specifically with quartz.

  • Physical Geology, by Brian J. Skinner and Stephen C. Porter
    A well written introductory textbook on physical geology with lots of figures.

  • The Solid Earth - An Introduction to Global Geophysics, by C.M.R. Fowler
    This book has nothing to do with quartz but is about the inner workings of the planet earth, and it clearly addresses expert readers and undergraduate students of geology. However, I had more than one aha experience when reading it, so for those of you who "want to know", it is listed.

  • Minerals - Their Constitution and Origin, by Hans-Rudolph Wenk and Andrei Bulakh
    A nice introduction to mineralogy. Different from most textbooks on mineralogy (that simply count off minerals following to the Dana or Strunz system), it introduces minerals and mineral groups in the context of geological environments.

  • Minerale und Gesteine - Eigenschaften - Bildung - Entstehung, by Gregor Markl
    This book is a very nice introduction into petrology and its methods and is mentioned because it is a very notable exception from German scientific literature: it has been written with the reader in mind.

  • The System of Mineralogy of J.D. Dana. III. Silica Minerals, by Clifford Frondel
    The first comprehensive and still best English monography on silica minerals.

  • Quarz-Monographie
    - Die Eigenheiten von Bergkristall, Rauchquarz, Amethyst, Chalcedon, Achat, Opal und anderen Varietäten
    , by Rudolf Rykart.
    From the collector's point of view, still "The Book" on quartz, in particular when it comes to crystal morphology. As far as I know, there is no recent English quartz monography that is a match for it. The book has unfortunately not yet been translated from German.

  • Silica - Physical behavior, geochemistry and materials applications, by P.J. Heaney, C.T. Prewitt and G.V. Gibbs (Editors).
    Reviews in Mineralogy, Vol.29
    Mineralogical Society of America, 1994
    ISBN 0-939950-35-9
    This is a collection of reviews on silica structures and properties, including those of quartz, by various authors. The articles are referenced individually in the text of these web pages and are accordingly listed under "Articles". The book can be regarded as a scientific publication.


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    Books

     

    Quartz and Silica

    R.B. Sosman
    The Properties of Silica. An Introduction to the Properties of Substances in the Solid and Non-Conducting State
    American Chemical Society Monograph Series 37, 1927

    Clifford Frondel
    The System of Mineralogy of J.D. Dana. III. Silica Minerals
    John Wiley, New York and London, 1962

    Jaroslav Hyrsl, Gerhard Niedermayr
    Magic World: Inclusions in Quartz / Geheimnisvolle Welt: Einschlüsse im Quarz
    Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 2003
    ISBN 3-925094-81-4

    L. Jung
    High Purity Natural Quartz
    Part I: High Purity Natural Quartz For Industrial Use
    Quartz Technology, Inc.
    Liberty Corner, New Jersey, 1992

    Werner Lieber
    Amethyst - Geschichte, Eigenschaften, Fundorte
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 1994
    ISBN 3-921656-33-8

    Raphael E.D. Liesegang
    Die Achate
    Verlag von Theodor Steinkopff, Dresden und Leipzig, 1915

    B. Neubig, W. Briese
    Das große Quarzkochbuch
    Feldkirchen: Franzis-Verlag, 1997
    ISBN 3-7723-5853-5 (out of print)

    Michael O'Donoghue
    Quartz - Butterworths Gem Books
    Butterworth & Co. Ltd. 1987
    ISBN 0-408-01462-8

    Rudolf Rykart
    Quarz-Monographie - Die Eigenheiten von Bergkristall, Rauchquarz, Amethyst, Chalcedon, Achat, Opal und anderen Varietäten.
    Ott Verlag Thun, 2nd. Edition,1995.
    ISBN 3-7225-6204-X

    Ichiro Sunagawa, Hideo Iwasaki, Fumiko Iwasaki
    Growth and Morphology of Quartz Crystals: Natural and Synthetic
    Terrapub, Tokyo, 2009
    ISBN 978-4-88704-146-2

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 3 - Bergkristall
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 1992
    ISBN 3-921656-25-7

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 19 - Achat
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 2000
    ISBN 3-921656-54-0

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 37 - Quarz
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 2009
    ISSN 0945-8492

    Johann Zenz
    Achate / Agates
    Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 2005
    ISBN 3-925094-85-7

     

    General Geology

    C.M.R. Fowler
    The Solid Earth - An Introduction to Global Geophysics
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004
    ISBN 0-521-89307-0

    Brian J. Skinner, Stephen C. Porter
    Physical Geology
    John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1987
    ISBN 0-471-05668-5

     

    Mineralogy and Petrology Textbooks

    L.G. Berry, Brian Mason, R.V. Dietrich
    Mineralogy - Concepts, Descriptions, Determinations
    W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1983
    ISBN 0-7167-1424-8

    Harvey Blatt, Robert J. Tracy, Brent E. Owens
    Petrology - Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic
    W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 2006
    ISBN 0-7167-3743-4

    Gregor Markl
    Minerale und Gesteine - Eigenschaften - Bildung - Entstehung
    Elsevier, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2004
    ISBN 3-8274-1495-4

    Martin Okrusch, Siegfried Matthes
    Mineralogie - Eine Einführung in die spezielle Mineralogie, Petrologie und Lagerstättenkunde.
    Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo, 2005
    ISBN 3-540-23812-3

    Hans Jürgen Rösler
    Lehrbuch der Mineralogie
    Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Deutscher Verlag für Grundstoffindustrie, Leipzig, 1991
    ISBN 3-8274-1344-3

    Ichiro Sunagawa (Editor)
    Morphology and Growth Unit of Crystals
    Terra Scientific Publishing Company, Tokyo, 1989
    ISBN 4-88704-102-9

    Roland Vinx
    Gesteinsbestimmung im Gelände
    Elsevier, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2005
    ISBN 3-8274-1513-6

    Hans-Rudolph Wenk, Andrei Bulakh
    Minerals - Their Constitution and Origin
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003
    ISBN 0-521-52958-1

     

    Mineralogy, other

    Max Bauer
    Precious Stones, Volumes I and II
    Dover Publications Inc., New York, London, 1904,1968
    ISBN 0-486-21910-0
    ISBN 0-486-21911-9

    Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr.
    Man and Minerals
    Random House, New York, 1970
    Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 68-28329

    Olaf Medenbach, Harry Wilk
    The Magic of Minerals
    Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo, 1977,1985

    John Sinkankas
    Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals
    Geoscience Press, Tucson, 1988
    ISBN 0-945005-00-8

     

    Local Geology and Mineralogy

    Sidney Ash
    Petrified Forest - A Story in Stone
    Petrified Forest Museum Association
    First Impression, 2005
    ISBN 0-945695-11-X

    Hans Ulrich Bambauer, Hermann Bank, Hans Peter Brandt, Adolf Grub, Cornelia Schmitt-Riegraf, Heinz Walter Wild
    Die Edelsteinmine im Steinkaulenberg und die historische Weiherschleife in Idar-Oberstein
    Verlag Sudau, Idar-Oberstein

    Conger Beasley, Jr., edited by Derek Gallagher
    Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
    Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 2001
    ISBN 1-58369-009-3

    Reinhard Exel
    Sammlung geologischer Führer - Sardinien
    Gebr. Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1986
    ISBN 3-443-15047-0

    Antonio Gamboni, Tomasio Gamboni, Ornella Nonnis
    I Minerali Dell' Arcipelago Di La Maddalena
    Paolo Sorba Editore - La Maddalena, 1997

    Nicole Grünert
    Namibia - Fascination of Geology
    Klaus Hess Publishers, Windhoek - Göttingen, 2003
    ISBN 3-933117-13-5

    Deborah Harden
    California Geology
    Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1997
    ISBN 0-02-350042-5

    Dierck Henningsen, Gerhard Katzung
    Einführung in die Geologie Deutschlands
    Elsevier, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, 2006
    ISBN-10: 3-8274-1586-1

    Jahn, Medenbach, Niedermayr, Schneider
    Namibia - Zauberwelt edler Steine und Kristalle
    Bode Verlag, 2nd. Edition, 2006
    ISBN 3-925094-86-5

    Johann G. Koenigsberger
    Die zentralalpinen Minerallagerstätten
    Wepf & Co. Verlag, Basel, 1940,1972

    Toni P. Labhardt
    Sammlung geologischer Führer - Aarmassiv und Gotthardmassiv
    Gebr. Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, 1977
    ISBN 3-443-15019-5

    R.L.Parker, H.A. Stalder, F. de Quervain, E. Niggli, S. Graeser
    Die Mineralfunde der Schweiz
    Wepf & Co. Verlag, Basel, 1973
    ISBN 3-85977-002-0

    Peter Rothe
    Die Geologie Deutschlands
    Primus Verlag, 2005
    ISBN 3-89678-526-5

    Johannes Schwanz, Thomas Schüpbach, André Gorsatt
    Das Binntal und seine Mineralien
    Verlag: André Gorsatt, 1994
    ISBN 3-9520657-0-6

    Arthur E. Smith, Jr.
    Collecting Arkansas Minerals. A Reference and Guide
    L.R. Ream Publishing, 1996
    ISBN 0-928693-14-7

    H.A. Stalder, A. Wagner, S. Graeser, P.Stuker
    Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz
    Wepf & Co. Verlag, Basel, 1998
    ISBN 3-85977-200-7

    Masayuki Takada
    Nippon-san-konbutsu-no-kesshou-keitai (Crystal habits of Japanese Minerals)
    ?, 2010

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 28 - Binntal
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 2005
    ISSN 0945-8492

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 5 - KristallAlpin
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 1993
    ISBN 3-921656-28-1

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 17 - Madagaskar
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 1999
    ISBN 3-921656-50-8

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 22 - Südtirol und die Dolomiten
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 2002
    ISBN 3-921656-59-1

    Christian Weise (editor)
    extraLapis No. 31 - Surselva
    Christian Weise Verlag, München, 2006
    ISSN 0945-8492

     

    Other Sciences

    R.P. Feynman, R.B. Leighton, M. Sands
    The Feynman Lectures On Physics, Volumes I-III
    Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1963, 1977
    ISBN 0-201-02116-1
    ISBN 0-201-02117-X
    ISBN 0-201-02118-8

    A.F. Holleman, Egon Wyberg
    Lehrbuch der anorganischen Chemie
    Walter Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, New York, 1985
    ISBN 3-11-007511-3

    H. Kuchling
    Taschenbuch der Physik
    Verlag Harri Deutsch, Thun und Frankfurt/Main, 1985
    ISBN 3-87-144097-3

    Chris Scarre (general editor)
    Past Worlds - The Times Atlas of Archeology
    Crescent Books, Random House, 1995
    ISBN 0-517-12174-3

    Helmut Vogel
    Gerthsen Physik
    Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 1999
    ISBN 3-540-65479-8



     

    Articles

    R. Abart, E. Petrishcheva, F.D. Fischer, J. Svoboda
    Thermodynamic model for diffusion controlled reaction rim growth in a binary system: application to the forsterite-enstatite-quartz system
    American Journal of Science, Vol.309, 114-131, 2009

    S. Adams
    A microscopic study of vein quartz
    Economic Geology, Vol.15, 623-664, 1920

    S.J. Adams, G.E. Hawkes, E.H. Curzon
    A solid state 29Si nuclear magnetic resonance study of opal and other hydrous silicas
    American Mineralogist, Vol.76, 1863-1871, 1991

    J.I.D. Adekeye, A.J. Cohen
    Correlation of Fe4+ optical anisotropy, Brazil twinning and channels in the basal plane of amethyst quartz
    Applied Geochemistry, Vol.1, 153-160, 1986

    F. Adorni, F. Tateo
    A new melanophlogite occurrence
    Axis, Vol.3, 1-12, 2007

    J.J. Ague
    Deep crustal growth of quartz, kyanite and garnet into large-aperture, fluid-filled fractures, north-eastern Connecticut, USA
    Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Vol.13, 299-314, 1995

    R.D. Aines, G.R. Rossman
    Relationships between radiation damage and trace water in zircon, quartz, and topaz
    American Mineralogist, Vol.71, 1186-1193, 1986

    J.L. Albright, V.W. Lueth
    Pecos diamonds - quartz and dolomite crystals from the Seven Rivers Formation outcrops of southeastern New Mexico
    New Mexico Geology, Vol.25, 63-74, 2003

    A.M. Alonso-Zarza, Y. Sánchez-Moya, M.A. Bustillo, A. Sopeña, A. Delgado
    Silicification and dolomitization of anhydrite nodules in argillaceous terrestrial deposits: an example of meteoric-dominated diagenesis from the Triassic of central Spain
    Sedimentology, Vol.49, 303-317, 2002

    K.H. Andersen
    Amethyst mit interessanten Einschlüssen aus dem Kristiansund, Norwegen
    Mineralien Welt, Vol.17(1), 58-62, 2006

    T.L. Anderson, R.E. Newnham, L.E. Cross, J.W. Laughner
    Laser-induced twinning in quartz
    Physica Status Solidi A, Vol.37, 235-245, 1976

    M. Andhika, M.H. Castañeda, S. Regensprung
    Characterization of silica precipitation at geothermal conditions
    Proceedings World Geothermal Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 2015

    S.M. Antao, I. Hassan, J. Wang, P.L. Lee, B.H. Toby
    State-of-the-art high-resolution powder x-ray diffraction (HRPXRD) illustrated with Rietveld structure refinement of quartz, sodalite, tremolite, and meionite
    The Canadian Mineralogist, Vol.46, 1501-1509, 2008

    K.R. Applin, B.D. Hicks
    Fibers of dumortierite in quartz
    American Mineralogist, Vol.72, 170-172, 1987

    S. Aramaki, R. Roy
    A new polymorph of Al2SiO5 and further studies in the system Al2O3, SiO2, H2O
    American Mineralogist, Vol.48, 1322-1347, 1963

    E.V. Armbrust
    The life of diatoms in the world's oceans
    Nature, Vol.459, 185-192, 2009

    T. Armbruster, T. Kohler, T. Meisel
    The zeolite, fluorite, quartz assemblage of the fissures at Gibelsbach, Fiesch (Valais, Switzerland): crystal chemistry, REE patterns, and genetic speculations
    Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vol.76, 131-146, 1996

    E. Armstrong
    Relation between secondary Dauphiné twinning and irradiation-coloring in quartz
    American Mineralogist, Vol.31, 456-461, 1946

    R. Asada, M. Okuno, K. Tazaki
    Structural anisotropy of biogenic silica in pennate diatoms under Fourier transform polarized infrared microscopy
    Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, Vol.97, 219-226, 2002

    R. Asada, N. Shimobayashi, M. Kitamura
    Equilibrium form of negative crystals in igneous quartz
    Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, Vol.97, 59-69, 2002

    J.R. Ashworth
    Transmission electron microscopy of coexisting low-tridymite polymorphs
    Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.53, 89-97, 1989

    R. Aubrecht, C. Brewer-Cariá, L. Kováčik, B. Šmída, L. Vlčel, T. Lánczos
    Microbial origin of opal speleothems in Venezuelan quartzite caves (Roraima Group, Guyana Highlands)
    16th International Karstological School "Classical Karst", Karst Sediments, Postojna, Proceedings, 2008

    R. Aubrecht, C. Brewer-Cariá, B. Šmída, M. Audy, L. Kováčik
    Anatomy of biologically mediated opal speleothems in the World's largest sandstone cave: Cueva Charles Brewer, Chimantá Plateau, Venezuela
    Sedimentary Geology, Vol.203, 181-195, 2008

    J.-P. Bachheimer
    Optical rotatory power and depolarisation of light in the α-, incommensurate and β-phases of quartz (20 to 600°C)
    Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, Vol.19, 5509-5517, 1986

    J.-P. Bachheimer
    Comparative NIR and IR examination of natural, synthetic, and irradiated synthetic quartz
    European Journal of Mineralogy, Vol.12, 975-986, 2000

    R.D. Baëta, K.H.G. Ashbee
    Transmission electron microscopy studies of plastically deformed quartz
    Physica Status Solidi A, Vol.18, 155-170, 1973

    H. Bahadur, R. Parshad
    On the purple and violet emissions in thermoluminescing quartz
    Physica Status Solidi C, Vol.91, 191-197, 1985

    R.R. Bajpai, V.I. Vaidhianathan
    On the preparation of quartz ultrasonic oscillators
    Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section A, Vol.13, 504-509, 1941

    G. Baker
    Microscopic quartz crystals in brown coal, Victoria
    American Mineralogist, Vol.31, 22-30, 1946

    G. Baker
    Micro-forms of hay-silica glass and of volcanic glass
    Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.36, 1012-1013, 1968

    V.S. Balitsky
    Growth of large amethyst crystals from hydrothermal fluoride solutions
    Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.41, 100-102, 1977

    V.S. Balitsky, O.V. Balitskaya
    The amethyst-citrine dichromatism in quartz and its origin
    Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, Vol.13, 415-421, 1986

    V.S. Balitsky, T.M. Bublikova, L.V. Balitskaya, A.G. Kalinichev
    Growth of high-temperature β-quartz from supercritical aqueous fluids
    Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.162, 142-146, 1996

    V.S. Balitsky, I.B. Machina, A.A. Mar’in, J.E. Shigley, G.R. Rossman, T. Lu
    Industrial growth, morphology and some properties of bi-colored amethyst-citrine quartz (ametrine)
    Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.212, 255-260, 2000

    V.S. Balitsky, I.B. Makhina, V.I. Prygov, A.A. Mar’in, A.G. Emel’chenko, E. Fritsch, S.F. McClure, L. Taijing, D. DeGhionno, J.I. Koivula, J.E. Shigley
    Russian synthetic pink quartz
    Gems & Gemology, Vol.34(1), 34-43, 1998

    V.S. Balitsky, T. Lu, G.R. Rossman, I.B. Makhina, A.A. Mar'in, J.E. Shigley, S. Elen, B.A. Dorogovin
    Russian synthetic ametrine
    Gems & Gemology, Vol.35(2), 122-134, 1999

    V.S. Balitsky, D.V. Balitsky, G.V. Bondarenko, O.V. Balitskaya
    The 3543 cm-1 infrared absorption band in natural and synthetic amethyst and its value in identification
    Gems & Gemology, Vol.40(2), 146-161, 2004

    M.C. Ball, D.S. Brown, L.J. Perkins
    Diffuse layers on the surface of mineral quartz
    Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol.7, 365-368, 1997
    link to PDF at www.rsc.org

    A.A. Ballman
    Growth and properties of colored quartz
    American Mineralogist, Vol.46, 439-446, 1961

    R. Balzer
    Amethyste aus Brasilien - eine Reportage
    Lapis Mineralien Magazin, Vol.24(10), 1999

    H.U. Bambauer
    Spurenelementgehalte und -Farbzentren in Quarzen aus Zerrklüften der Schweizer Alpen
    Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vol.41, 335-369, 1961

    H.U. Bambauer, G.O. Brunner, F. Laves
    Beobachtungen über Lamellenbau an Bergkristallen
    Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, Vol. 116, 173-181, 1961

    H.U. Bambauer, G.O. Brunner, F. Laves
    Wasserstoff-Gehalte in Quarzen aus Zerrklüften der Schweizer Alpen und die Deutung ihrer regionalen Abhängigkeit
    Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vol.42, 221-236, 1962

    H.U. Bambauer, G.O. Brunner, F. Laves
    Merkmale des OH-Spektrums alpiner Quarze (3μ-Gebiet)
    Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, Vol.43, 259-268, 1963

    H.U. Bambauer, G.O. Brunner, F. Laves
    Light scattering of heat-treated quartz in relation to hydrogen-containing defects
    American Mineralogist, Vol.54, 718-724, 1969

    H.U. Bambauer, G. Lehmann
    Farbe und Farbveränderungen von Quarzen
    Sonderheft 3 zur Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gemmologischen Gesellschaft, 1969

    M.K.V. Bappu
    Spectroscopic study of amethyst quartz in the visible region
    Indian Journal of Physics, Vol.26, 1-14,1952

    M.K.V. Bappu
    Spectroscopic study of amethyst quartz in the ultraviolet and infrared regions
    Indian Journal of Physics, Vol.26, 385-392,1952

    M.K.V. Bappu
    On the photoconductivity of amethyst quartz
    Indian Journal of Physics, Vol.27, 591-602,1953

    Z. Baran, K. Godwod, T. Warminski
    X-ray study of Brazil twins in natural amethyst
    Physica Status Solidi, Vol.101, 9-24, 1987

    C. Barker, S.J. Robinson
    Thermal release of water from natural quartz
    American Mineralogist, Vol.69, 1078-1081, 1984

    T.V. Barker
    On some crystals of quartz from De Aar (Cape Colony) and other localities
    Mineralogical Magazine, Vol.13, 331-335, 1903

    T.J. Barrett
    Stratigraphy and sedimentology of Jurassic bedded chert overlying ophiolites in the North Appenines, Italy
    Sedimentology, Vol.29, 353-373, 1982

    T.I. Barry, P. McNamara, WJ. Moore
    Paramagnetic resonsance and optical properties of amethyst
    Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol.42, 2599, 1965

    I. Basile-Doelsch, J.D. Meunier, C. Parron
    Another continental pool in the terrestrial silicon cycle
    Nature, Vol.433, 399-402, 2005

    H. Bauer
    Quarz-Kristalle aus dem mittelrheinischen Schiefergebirge
    in: B. Cruse, G. Hentschel (ed.),
    Zur Mineralogie und Geologie des Rheinischen Schiefergebirges
    Aufschluss, Sonderband 33, Heidelberg, 1990

    R.J. Baughman
    Quartz crystal growth
    Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol.112, 753-757, 1991

    R. Beane, R.A. Wiebe
    Origin of quartz clusters in Vinalhaven granite and porphyrite, coastal Maine
    Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol.163, 1069-1082, 2012

    W. Beck
    Achate aus der Lausitz
    Lapis Mineralien Magazin, Vol.20(1), 1995

    W. Beck, U. Thonfeld, H. Prawitz
    Achate aus Nordwestsachsen: 14 Fundstellen
    Lapis Mineralien Magazin, Vol.29(2), 2004

    H. Behr, H. Hess, G. Oehlschenkel, H.G. Lindenberg
    Die Quarzmineralisation vom Typ Suttrop am N-Rand des rechtsrheinischen Schiefergebirges
    in: P. Meiburg (ed.),
    Geologie und Mineralogie des Warsteiner Raumes
    Aufschluss, Sonderband 29, Heidelberg, 1979
    (out of print)

    A.B. Belonoshko, L.S. Dubrovinsky, N.A. Dubrovinsky
    A new high-pressure silica phase obtained by molecular dynamics
    American Mineralogist, Vol.81, 785-788, 1996

    M. Benz
    Doppelender, Libellen und Phantome: Sammlerbericht über "Lombardische Diamanten" aus Selvino bei Bergamo
    Lapis Mineralien Magazin, Vol.24(3), 1999

    F. Bernauer
    Über Zickzackbänderung (Runzelbänderung) und verwandte Polarisationserscheinungen an Kristallen und Kristallaggregaten
    Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie, Beilageband, Vol.55, 92-143, 1927

    H.-J. Bernhardt
    Reversion of smoky quartz coloration in crystals with induced growth conditions
    Crystal Research Technology, Vol.20, 371-380, 1985

    H.-J. Bernhardt
    A pragmatic model for the simulation of self-induced striations in quartz crystals
    Crystal Research Technology, Vol.21, 983-994, 1986

    H.-J. Bernhardt
    The influence of interstitials and growth conditions on the X-ray colorability of synthetic quartz crystals
    Crystal Research Technology, Vol.28, 519-529, 1993

    H.-J. Bernhardt, U. Alter
    Induced growth striations in quartz crystals
    Crystal Research Technology, Vol.19, 453-460, 1984

    M. Berthelot
    Synthesis of amethyst quartz. Researches on the color, natural or artificial, of some precious stones under radioactive influences
    Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Vol.143, 477-488, 1906

    R.J. Bertle, M.A. Götzinger
    Fluid-Inclusions-Untersuchungen an Kluftquarzen des Unterengadiner Fensters. Hinweise zur (spät)metamorphen Entwicklung der Bünderschiefer
    Mitteilugen der österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, Vol.148, 347-358, 2003

    P. Bettermann, F. Liebau
    The transformation of amorphous silica to crystalline silica under hydrothermal conditions
    Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Vol.53, 25-36, 1975

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