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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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GLobal Ocean Data Analysis Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Global Ocean Data Analysis Project is a cooperative effort to coordinate global synthesis projects. Cruises conducted as part of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment, JGOFS, and ...

Uranium Human Health Fact Sheet part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-page PDF fact sheet briefly describes uranium; what it is, where it comes from, and how it is used. Information is also provided about the human health risks of uranium, including the ...

Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity leads students through derivations of the equations associated with radiometric dating: the radioactive decay equation, the half-life equation and the age equation. After the equations ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, introductory geology students are challenged to a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery in which they construct their own decay curves of melting ice to determine time-zero. In the process, ...

Trace Elements and Isotopes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 93-slide PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation discusses the compatibility of elements, addressing Goldschmidt's Rules, fractionation, and ...

Magma Generation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the origin of basaltic magmas. Two types of basalt in ocean basins are compared (tholeiitic and ...

Radiogenic Isotopes And Geochronology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides illustrated lecture notes from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include the law of radioactivity and the general ...

Radiometric Dating part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes covers the concept of radiometric dating. Topics covered include half-life, parent, and daughter isotopes, Rb/Sr systems, and Ur/Th/Pb systems. Determination of the age of ...

The Complete Thorium Web Site part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a comprehensive source of information about thorium. Topics include occurrence, chemical properties, current applications and economics, radiation, government regulations, and ...

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment ...

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