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Mineralogia Polyglotta   By: (1784-1866)

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Mineralogia Polyglotta by Christian Keferstein is a comprehensive guide to the study of minerals, written in multiple languages for the benefit of a wide range of readers. The book covers a wide range of topics related to mineralogy, including the classification and characteristics of minerals, their formation and occurrence in nature, and their uses in various industries.

One of the strengths of Mineralogia Polyglotta is its in-depth coverage of mineralogical concepts, presented in a clear and concise manner that is easy to understand. The author's expertise in the field is evident throughout the book, providing readers with a thorough understanding of the subject matter.

In addition to its informative content, the book also features detailed illustrations and diagrams that help to illustrate key concepts and enhance the reader's understanding. The use of multiple languages further enhances the accessibility of the book, making it a valuable resource for readers from around the world.

Overall, Mineralogia Polyglotta is a well-written and informative guide to the study of minerals, suitable for both students and professionals in the field of mineralogy. Its comprehensive coverage, clear explanations, and multi-lingual approach make it a valuable addition to any mineralogical library.

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Transcriber's notes: Kursiv / italic Fett / bold [] Korrektur von Satzfehlern / correction of typos [?] unlesbar in der gedruckten Ausgabe / unreadable in print version [or:] unklare Schreibweise in der gedruckten Ausgabe / unclear typography in print version



CHR. KEFERSTEIN, Königl. Preussischem Hofrathe.

HALLE, 1849.

Dem Königl. Preussischen Ober Bergrathe, Professor der Mineralogie an der Friedrichs Universität zu Halle, Doctor der Philosophie und Medicin,


meinem hochverehrten, theuren Schwager, in innigster Liebe und Hochachtung gewidmet.


Erstes Kapitel. Allgemeine Namen.

A. Mineralien, Fossilien B. Erde. C. Stein. D. Juwel, Edelstein, Gemme.

Zweites Kapitel. Gemmen und Verwandtes.

§. 1. Diamant. §. 2. Perlen. §. 3. Rothe Gemmen und verwandte Steine. A. Unsere mineralogische Gattung. Korund (Telesie) mit Rubin (roth), Sapphir (blau) und den andern edlen Arten, so wie mit den unedlen Arten Diamantspath und Smirgel . a... Continue reading book >>

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