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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Microscopy: From Ants to Atoms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 34-page PDF from Nestor Zaluzec at the Argonne National Laboratory features a comparison of different microscopy methods, including scanning electron, transmission electron, and optical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Minerals by Physical and Optical Properties part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a listing of mineral species arranged by physical and optical properties: hardness, streak, and luster; density; cleavage and fracture; refractive index; or color. Clicking on each property ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio

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

Metamorphic Textures II part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 60-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses regional metamorphic fabrics, covering foliation, cleavage, schistosity, and lineation. This presentation contains photographs and diagrams that show ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Metamorphic Textures I part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation covers metamorphic textures such as relict, deformation, recrystallization, and recovery. Contact metamorphic textures are discussed, including decussate, granoblastic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Microscopy and Minerals Images part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is devoted to microscopic images of minerals, thin sections of rocks and meteorites, and stereoscopy of minerals. The site is organized into the following categories: meteorites, plutonic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, and Textures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides photomicrographs of minerals and rocks in thin section. The images are subdivided into minerals, plutonic microtextures, volcanic microtextures, and metamorphic microtextures. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Tabulation of Asbestos Related-Terminology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The definition of asbestos often varies depending on the source or publication in which it is used. This report summarizes asbestos-related definitions taken from a variety of academic, industrial, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Environmental Mineralogy, Systematic Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Minerals Under the Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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