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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.

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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

Libby Asbestos Homepage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the public interface for the EPA's involvement with public health and environmental restoration efforts at an asbestos-contaminated vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Montana. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

The Dead Sea Research Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This organization promotes and supports scientific studies of the Dead Sea environment, primarily the therapeutic potential of its natural resources. The site features information and data about the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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

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

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

Mars Mineral Spectroscopy Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website presents an easily accessible data set of Mossbauer spectra of minerals. This data set was compiled from minerals collected from various sources here on Earth for comparison to minerals ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features NASA and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program, which offers students the opportunity to be involved in authentic Mars research. Students and teachers are able to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Resource Type: Activities:Project, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students