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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy by William D. Nesse
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, Feb. 22 2011
This is likely the most comprehensive Optical Mineralogy text book out there, it has good explanation of the concepts and material as well as having a fairly complete data set of mineral optical properties. There are other books that have a broader range of minerals and their properties but unless you are planning to go farther than the undergraduate level is not necessary.

Worth every penny