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Minerals by Chemical Composition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive periodic table displays a listing of minerals by element, sorted by percent of the element. Clicking on a symbol on the table leads users to information on the element (atomic mass ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Stable Isotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Mineral Spectroscopy Server part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This server is primarily dedicated to providing information about color in minerals and access to data on mineral absorption in the visible, infrared, Raman and Mossbauer spectra. Both data ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Granitoid Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses the characteristics of granitoid rocks including geographic occurrence, rare earth elements, enclave characteristics, pressure-temperature conditions, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

USGS Spectroscopy Lab part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, maintained by the USGS, is a clearinghouse of information related to spectroscopy. Topics include papers and information on spectroscopy, terrestrial and planetary imaging, remote ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Mineral Structure Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Groundwater modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Tools

Identification Tables for Common Minerals in Thin Section part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a table for the identification of minerals with a petrographic microscope. The table lists minerals and their properties, including color in thin section, refractive index, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, the Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Crystallographic Database for Minerals and Their Structural Analogues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This searchable database, maintained by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research, includes 4785 entries (2365 unique mineral names). Each mineral can be searched by name, specification, crystal ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Rruff Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features an integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals. The mineral database can be searched by providing a mineral name and/or composition. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection

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