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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 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

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

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

Alphabetical Listing of Mineral Species part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This directory provides an alphabetical listing of more than 4,000 mineral species. Clicking on each mineral name provides access to information including chemical formula and composition, locality ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio, Animations/Video

2D X-Ray Crystallography Simulator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The X-Ray Diffraction Simulator is a program developed at Carnegie Mellon using the cT programming language as an aid to teaching undergraduate courses involving crystallography. The program provides ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Computer Applications

Growing Crystals that Will Make Your Crystallographer Happy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is geared toward graduate students and other researchers wanting to grow crystals suitable for X-ray structure determinations. Numerous techniques of growing crystals are discussed and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity

Crystal Growing for Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides information and instructions on the numerous ways that one can grow crystals. A Frequently Asked Questions page(FAQ), a list of links to other sites and a recommendation for a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity

The Mineral Gallery part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides access to a constantly growing collection of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens. The user can search by mineral name, class, groupings - gemstones, birthstones, etc. - ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Carbonates, Framework Silicates, Native Elements, Oxides and Hydroxides, Island Silicates, Disilicates, Sheet Silicates, Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Physical Properties
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources

Common Rock-Forming Minerals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a collection of images of the common rock-forming minerals. Along with the image, the physical and chemical properties of each mineral are listed. These include: metallic or nonmetallic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Carbonates, Framework Silicates, Native Elements, Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates, Chain Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Ring Silicates, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Physical Properties