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Spectroscopy of Rocks and Minerals, and Principles of Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a chapter on spectroscopy from The Manual of Remote Sensing, Volume 3, Remote Sensing for the Earth Sciences. Topics in the chapter include an overview of spectroscopy, the reflection and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Crystallography, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallographic Education Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The International Union of Crystallography maintains this clearinghouse of educational resources. There are many topics incorporated into this site, including applied crystallography, crystal growth, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Mineral Structure Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, the Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Magnetite morphology and life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Academy of Sciences scholarly paper discusses the strongest line of evidence for past life on Mars based on NASA's David McKay's original claims of finding nanofossils on the ALH84001 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Biomineralogy, Mineral Analysis, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Web Course Notes and References, Transmission Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Electron Microscopy Outreach Program features a course devoted to transmission electron microscopy. The course is organized by chapters and covers the principles, design and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Mineralogy: A Historical Review part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article presents an overview of the history of mineralogy, including the physical properties of minerals, crystallography and mineral structure, the discovery of elements in naturally occurring ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Crystallography
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Directed-Discovery of Crystal Structures Using Ball and Stick Models part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter in the booklet "Teaching Mineralogy", published by the Mineralogical Society of America, presents a series of exercises using ball-and-stick models and a series of leading ...

Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Economic Geology, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, 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

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