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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Crystal Lattice Structures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page, maintained by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, offers a concise index of common crystal lattice structures, including those from minerals and non-minerals. Several different graphical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Nano2Earth-The Nanoscience Curriculum Project at Virginia Tech part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web module from Virginia Tech creates an opportunity for teachers and students to learn about "cutting-edge" scientific research. In this project, an interdisciplinary team of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Education
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Rhodobacter sphaeroides part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Web site highlights the photosynthetic microbe Rhodobacter sphaeroides. This microbe is known to detoxify a number of metal oxides and oxyanions. The site also describes other aspects of research on ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Metabolism
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Mineral Properties part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Mineralogical Society of America describes the physical properties of minerals in terms that kids will understand. The site also includes the definition of a mineral, an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

About Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from About, Inc. is a collection of links to geologic articles and resources.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Spectrophotometer Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Davidson College features an applet that models the emission of photons by a lamp, the absorption of those photons by a solute in a sample solution, and the detection of the photons by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications

Scanning Electron Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Museum of Science features an introduction to scanning electron microscopy and is suitable for high school or introductory college audiences. It includes resources for teachers, an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Welcome to the World of Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Iowa State Materials Science and Engineering Department features information about the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The site includes three versions of a tutorial about how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Florida State University features an interactive Java tutorial that explores various aspects of virtual scanning electron microscopy. Users can see how specimens appear when magnified ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

About Imaging Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document from the USGS describes imaging spectroscopy and what it takes to utilize the data. The possibilities as well as the limits of imaging spectroscopy are explored. The site presents basic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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