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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Paul Edwards's tutorial on scanning electron microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Durham features descriptions of various scanning electron microscopy methods such as primary and secondary electron imaging, energy-dispersive analysis of X-rays, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

Crystallography Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links that cover current and internet-based information concerning crystallography. Resources presented include organizations, activities, educational websites, and journals.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources:Collection

Cosmochemistry Illustrated part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers short PowerPoint presentations that provide extraterrestrial examples of terrestrial topics. Longer presentations are also available for anyone wishing to go into more ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Physics:Astronomy:Solar System, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Stable Isotopes, Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Overview/Summary, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Collections

A Guide to Thin Section Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A comprehensive coverage of optical mineralogy. Published in PDF format (113 pages). Chapters focus on the petrographic microscope; measuring angles, lengths, and thicknesses; morphological ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Virtual Microscope was developed for undergraduate teaching of petrology and geoscience at the Open University in the United Kingdom, allowing students to explore rock hand specimens and thin ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Collections

Teaching Mineralogy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A collection of exercises, activities and methods for teaching mineralogy that was assembled, classroom-tested, and reviewed by participants in an NSF-sponsored Teaching Mineralogy Workshop held at ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, 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

How Much Crystallography Should We Teach Geologists? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article presents an overview of topics that should be covered in a mineralogy class, including morphological crystallography and structural (X-ray) crystallography.

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Characterization and Identification of Mineral Unknowns: A Mineralogy Term Project part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article discusses single term undergraduate mineralogy course completion of a project involving the characterization and identification of mineral unknowns. These identifications are based on ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, :Overview/Summary, Course Information

Using Poetry to Teach about Minerals in Earth Science Class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses a class which incorporates poetry into science teaching in order to expand the curriculum beyond content knowledge or process skills. In this ...

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

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