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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Island Arc Magamatism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 50 slide PowerPoint presentation introduces the basic structural facets of an island arc system. Magma series (tholeiitic, alkaline, calc-alkaline) and differentiation within magma series are ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:PTt Relationships, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the hoempage for a course on mineralogy at Auburn University. This course is designed as an introduction to the study of crystals, minerals, and assemblages of minerals (rocks). Specific ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Introduction and Symmetry Operations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of an introductory lecture on crystal symmetry and symmetry operations. It provides the definition of a mineral and then covers topics including different types of rotational ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Crystal Morphology, Crystal Symmetry, Crystallographic Axes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores the symmetry observed in crystals. Topics covered include crystallographic axes, the crystal lattice, and unit cells. Tables and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Crystal Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores atoms and how they interact with one another to determine the physical and structural properties of crystals. Topics include atoms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Minerals Under the Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Optical Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is an outline of a course on optical mineralogy. Topics include Properties of Light, Refractometry, Isotropic Materials, Anisotropic Minerals, Optical Properties, Uniaxial Minerals, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Optical Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a 43 page pdf document on the principals of optical mineralogy. Topics include light, the polarizing light microscope, the refractive index, optical classes and indicatrix theory, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a table of crystallography groups. The table is composed of 32 classes of symmetry derived from observations of the external crystal form. From these 32 classes, 230 space groups are ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Transmission Electron Microscopy Basics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This extensive site from the University of Liverpool is a set of resources based on the textbook Transmission Electron Microscopy - Basics by D.B.Williams and C.B.Carter. The tutorial is designed to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations