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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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MELTS Home Page part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MELTS is a software package for modeling crystallization of magmatic systems. The MELTS home page provides acess to three types of modeling tools. The software can be used to calculate phase ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Computer Applications

Mars Meteorite Compendium part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This extensive compilation of data from Martian meteorites is organized rock by rock, with a brief mention of each important paper according to subject (petrology, isotopes, etc.) Chemical and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Volcanology/Petrology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

X-Ray Spacing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a collection of single-phase X-ray powder diffraction patterns for the three most intense D values of an extensive list of minerals. The information is presented in the form of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Center for Microanalysis of Materials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Center for Microanalysis of Materials (CMM), is a user-friendly Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences User Facility that provides the analytical capabilities essential to today's materials ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Tools, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Using the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database in the Classroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is an online version of a paper published in the Journal of Geoscience Education which discusses the use of the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database in the setting of secondary and ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Education
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Scientific Resources, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

National Analysis of Trace Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications cover issues surrounding trace elements found in streams, ground water, reservoir bed sediment, fish tissue, and clam tissue across the US. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Environmental Studies of the World Trade Center Area After the September 11, 2001 Attack. part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report describes the results of an interdisciplinary environmental characterization of the World Trade Center (WTC) area after September 11, 2001. The scientific investigation included two main ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Dust and Particulates, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Geokem part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Dr. Bernie Gunn offers a brief description of volcanic and igneous centers world-wide (and some associated sediments) for which there is reasonable data. The site features regional ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, PTt Relationships
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

ModeMaker Software part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a program for the Macintosh that allow the user to create diagrams with up to five phases each with a known size mode shape color aspect ratio and alignment. These diagrams can be used by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Tools

Crystal hack' to predict h, k, l from 'c' as well as 'a' values for cubic and HCP binary alloy crystals from XRD data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools