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Additional Resources

Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

This collection of digital resources includes web sites that can be useful for teaching and learning geochemistry at the undergraduate level. Please tell us about your favorite web sites and we can add them to this collection.



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Microbial Mining part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.

Extremophiles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article introduces the reader to the diversity and significance of extremophiles. Descriptions are provided of the habitat and ecology of thermophiles, psychrophiles (cold lovers), acidophiles, ...

Spectrophotometer Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Davidson College features an applet that models the emission of photons by a lamp, the absorption of those photons by a solute in a sample solution, and the detection of the photons by ...

About Imaging Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document from the USGS describes imaging spectroscopy and what it takes to utilize the data. The possibilities as well as the limits of imaging spectroscopy are explored. The site presents basic ...

Paul Edwards's tutorial on scanning electron microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Durham features descriptions of various scanning electron microscopy methods such as primary and secondary electron imaging, energy-dispersive analysis of X-rays, ...

Scanning Electron Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Museum of Science features an introduction to scanning electron microscopy and is suitable for high school or introductory college audiences. It includes resources for teachers, an ...

Welcome to the World of Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Iowa State Materials Science and Engineering Department features information about the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The site includes three versions of a tutorial about how ...

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 ...

Classification of Igneous Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers classification of phaneritic igneous rocks, gabbroic rocks, ultramafic rocks, pyroclastic rocks ...