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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Phase Rule and Binary Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the crystal behavior of melts through the phase rule, pressure/temperature diagrams, isobaric ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Major Element Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation includes a diagram describing how modern spectrographic instruments sample emitted radiation and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Stereographic Projection of Crystal Faces part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores a systematic way to define crystallographic angles. The lecture discusses crystallographic angles and gives an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallographic Calculations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses crystallographic calculations. Topics include a review of Miller indices, axial ratios, angles corresponding to a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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