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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

Crystal Growth Movies (title enhanced by cataloger) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, maintained by the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming, contains four QuickTime videos of actual crystal growth. To access the videos, scroll down to the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

Mineral Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a 3-D display of mineral structures.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a table of crystallography groups. The table is composed of 32 classes of symmetry derived from observations of the external crystal form. From these 32 classes, 230 space groups are ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

X-tal related tutorials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse consists of crystallography links with an emphasis on education and tutorials. There is also a search feature, which allows the user to explore a large crystallographic database. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Crystallography
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 1: Rotational Symmetry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of rotations. There are four lessons, which include describing rotations, finding what doesn't change, relating rotations to symmetry, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 2: Reflections part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of reflections. There are four lessons, which include describing reflections, relationships between reflections and symmetry (bilateral ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography