Table of Contents

From the book: Mineralogy

Contents

Introduction 1

Rudolf Steiner's Indications 2

Mineralogy not Geology 3

Your Own Continent 5

Mineralogy and the Twelve-Year-Old 6

Materials Needed for Teaching Mineralogy 8

Further Reading for the Steiner/Goethean Approach 9

Lesson 1 Igneous Rock--Granite 11

Lesson 2 On the Granite 13

Lessons 3 and 4 The Gifts of Quartz 16

Semiconductors 16

Glass 17

Lessons 5,6, and 7: Volcanoes 18

Pan Gaia 20

The Circle of Fire 21

Lesson 8 How Mountains are Formed 23

Lessons 9 and 10 Limestone, Chalk, and Concrete 25

On a Piece of Chalk 26

Concrete 30

Lesson 11 The Limestone Cycle of the Earth 33

Caves 35

Lesson 12 Sedimentary Rock 37

Lessons 13 and 14 Gifts of Sediment 39

Oil and Petroleum 39

Coal 40

Additional Lesson Activities 42

Rock Forms the Poem 43

Metals and Gems 44

Spelling List 46