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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.

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Crystal Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores atoms and how they interact with one another to determine the physical and structural properties of crystals. Topics include atoms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 3: Translations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of translations. There are five lessons, which include thinking about translations, describing translations, creating patterns using ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 4: Glide Reflections part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of glide reflections. There are five lessons, which include thinking about glide reflections, describing glide reflections (through the use ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

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

Crystallographic Database for Minerals and Their Structural Analogues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This searchable database, maintained by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research, includes 4785 entries (2365 unique mineral names). Each mineral can be searched by name, specification, crystal ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Advanced Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of the lecture notes for an advanced mineralogy course at the University of Colorado taught by J. R. Smyth. The topics covered include symmetry, point groups, space groups, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Systematic Mineralogy:Ring Silicates, Chain Silicates, Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry

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