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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

High Pressure X-Ray Crystallography with the Diamond Cell at NIST/NBS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 32-page pdf from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology details the invention of the diamond anvil cell and the ruby fluorescence technique, which are used ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

The Scanning Tunneling Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Physics Department at Davidson College presents an overview of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) as well as the results of an experiment conducted by the authors. They ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

An Introduction to the Scope, Potential and Applications of X-ray Analysis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Michael Laing at the University of Natal provides an introduction to X-ray crystallography and the applications of various techniques. A discussion of basic crystallography leads into ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geology Online Laboratory Manual part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 16 labs in this manual cover specific subjects from a range of topics including mineralogy, sedimentology, litho- and biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, relative dating, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Stratigraphy:Lithostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site feature on-line tutorials on a variety of topics including earth materials, earth processes, landform identification, topographic map reviews, earth science math review and more. Students ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Tectonics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geology of Jewel Cave part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service site provides an introduction to the Black Hill's Jewel Cave. The site describes the unique geologic history of the Black Hills, the formation of speleothems as well as ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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