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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Geology Online Laboratory Manual part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 16 labs in this manual cover specific subjects from a range of topics including mineralogy, sedimentology, litho- and biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, relative dating, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Stratigraphy:Lithostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site

Classification of Igneous Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers classification of phaneritic igneous rocks, gabbroic rocks, ultramafic rocks, pyroclastic rocks ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Asbestos part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This California Geological Survey site provides information about naturally occurring chrysotile and amphibole asbestos in ultramafic rocks and the possible health hazards of asbestos dust from the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection

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

Earth Materials and Public Health part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a journal article that describes the current status of five well-known earth materials that regulatory agencies, such as the EPA, have identified as significant health risks. The article ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

The Tectosilicate Subclass part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information about tectosilicates, the silicate subclass that is often called the framework silicates because the mineral structures are composed of interconnected tetrahedrons. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Silicates part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is dedicated to silicates. It includes tectosilicates, phyllosilicates, inosilicates, cyclosilicates, sorosilicates and neosilicates. For each sub-class, a brief description is included, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Framework Silicates, Disilicates, Ring Silicates, Chain Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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