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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Fossils and Minerals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Black Hills Institute features information about different types of fossils, minerals, meteorites, and geology in general. Each topic has a brief description, with links to a more ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

The Black Hills Mineral Region part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page provides a brief introduction to the minerals of the Black Hills. A short description of the local geology is included, as well as information on the Homestake mine, and a comprehensive ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Index of Animated Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a collection of animated phase diagrams by Kenneth Windom at Iowa State University. These short Power Point animations can be used to illustrate equilibrium crystallization concepts. There ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

About Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from About, Inc. is a collection of links to geologic articles and resources.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Spectrophotometer Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Davidson College features an applet that models the emission of photons by a lamp, the absorption of those photons by a solute in a sample solution, and the detection of the photons by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications

About Imaging Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document from the USGS describes imaging spectroscopy and what it takes to utilize the data. The possibilities as well as the limits of imaging spectroscopy are explored. The site presents basic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Paul Edwards's tutorial on scanning electron microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Durham features descriptions of various scanning electron microscopy methods such as primary and secondary electron imaging, energy-dispersive analysis of X-rays, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

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

Scanning Electron Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Museum of Science features an introduction to scanning electron microscopy and is suitable for high school or introductory college audiences. It includes resources for teachers, an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Welcome to the World of Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Iowa State Materials Science and Engineering Department features information about the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The site includes three versions of a tutorial about how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work