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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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The Terrestrial Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include crystal chemistry, ionic substitutions in crystals, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Reaction Kinetics/Rates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Problem Set, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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

Amphiboles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a detailed look at the crystal structure and compositional variations of amphiboles. Also discussed are ways to assess the quality of analyses from looking at the stoichiometry of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Chemical Mineralogy of Common Mineral Groups part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site examines the crystal chemistry of some common mineral groups, including garnet, plagioclase, pyroxene, mica (muscovite and biotite), and amphibole. For each group, the topics considered ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

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

Hot Springs Microbes Hold Key To Dating Sedimentary Rocks, Researchers Say part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a ScienceDaily article about the effect of microbes on sedimentary rock formation. It covers the process of calcium carbonate crystalization, the effect of microbes on that process, and how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, , Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Structures, Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks:Carbonates , Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Biogeosciences , Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Biology:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biology:Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Evolution, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Biology:Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

Crystal Lattice Structures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page, maintained by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, offers a concise index of common crystal lattice structures, including those from minerals and non-minerals. Several different graphical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

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