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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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X-Ray Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Stereographic Projection of Crystal Faces part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores a systematic way to define crystallographic angles. The lecture discusses crystallographic angles and gives an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallographic Calculations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses crystallographic calculations. Topics include a review of Miller indices, axial ratios, angles corresponding to a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Twinning, Polymorphism, Polytypism, Pseudomorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses the various nonstandard forms of crystal growth that are characteristic to some minerals. Topics include twinning ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

X-Ray Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource from Dr. Terry Frey at San Diego State University is an abbreviated introduction to crystallography and x-ray diffraction. Topics include an overview, crystal growth, crystal classes ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallography and Minerals Arranged by Crystal Form part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This table summarizes the 32 crystal classes by crystal system and class name, including symmetry elements. Clicking on each system or class heading provides information on each class within the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Making Crystals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lab, students work in groups to grow crystals in different conditions, and then make conclusions about how and why crystals form. This site contains a detailed procedure and materials list, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project

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