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The Polarized Light Microscope: Should we Teach the use of a 19th Century Instrument in the 21st Century? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses reasons that the use of the polarized light microscope (PLM), and the teaching of optical mineralogy in general, is decreasing. The author feels ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information, Pedagogic Resources, Overview/Summary

Teaching Process Mineralogy in Australia part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses new curriculum materials being developed for use in Australian undergraduate and postgraduate courses in process mineralogy. Funded by the ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Education
Resource Type: Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Course Information, Pedagogic Resources

Metamorphic Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is part of a petrology course offered by Dr. Steve Dutch at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Topics covered include the phase rule, metamorphic phases and phase diagrams (including ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Igneous Textures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation explains how igneous textures form and provides many pictures of igneous textures in microscope view. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Binary and Greater Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers isobaric ternary T-X diagrams (An-Di-Fo), liquidus, intensive variables, cotectic, peritectic, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Petrology, Chapter 24: Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 81-slide PowerPoint presentation reviews the phase rule in terms of metamorphic systems, using the brucite-periclase system as an example. Binary and ternary chemographic diagrams are used to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Two Component Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains lecture notes that are part of a petrology class taught at Tulane University. This section includes a discussion of systems, phases, components, the phase rule, two component ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Mineralogy Class Materials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and is an on-line companion to a mineralogy course. The web site contains a course syllabus, PowerPoint presentations and an Excel ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Thermodynamics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 37-slide PowerPoint presentation covers thermodynamics in metamorphic rocks. Gas phases are described in terms of gas pressure-volume relationships in light of the ideal gas law. T-X ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:PTt Relationships, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Magma Diversification part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. Subjects include fractional crystallization, compaction, flow segregation, volatile transport, the Soret Effect, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations