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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Chemical Weathering of Feldspar to Clay part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a short animation that shows the evolution of an unaltered feldspar crystal to a clay as a result of progressive chemical weathering. The animation can be paused and rewound to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Weathering and Mineral Evolution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated slide set shows how the introduction of rain water changes the elemental composition of parent material as it is weathered into first immature and then mature soil. The site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Weathering and Clay Evolution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated animation shows how primary minerals lose content at a linear pace. The site illustrates how primary minerals, 2:1 clays, 1:1 clays, and aluminum and iron oxides develop as a function ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Mineral Weathering part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated animation explains how chemical weathering affects the evolution of parent material from highly resistant primary minerals to both secondary minerals and minerals in solution. It ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

CrystalMaker part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the website to obtain demo and commerical versions of the program CrystalMaker, a program for building, displaying, and manipulating all kinds of crystal and molecular structures. The program ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

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

Index of Animated Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a collection of animated phase diagrams by Kenneth Windom at Iowa State University. These short Power Point animations can be used to illustrate equilibrium crystallization concepts. There ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

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

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