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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Virtual Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Florida State University features an interactive Java tutorial that explores various aspects of virtual scanning electron microscopy. Users can see how specimens appear when magnified ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Liquid Water on Mars: The Story from Meteorites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Martian Meteorites Record Surface Temperatures on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Planetary Science Research Discoveries at the University of Hawaii uses recent research on using the ages of Martian meteorites to explore the history of surface temperature on Mars. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Meteorites from Mars, Rocks from Canada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Hawaii's Planetary Science Research Discoveries compares rocks from Theo's flow, an unusually thick lava flow in Ontario, to nakhlites, meteorites from Mars. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Mars:Volcanology/Petrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Mineralogy Class Materials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and is an on-line companion to a mineralogy course. The web site contains a course syllabus, PowerPoint presentations and an Excel ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Magma Diversification part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. Subjects include fractional crystallization, compaction, flow segregation, volatile transport, the Soret Effect, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

Layered Mafic Intrusions part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. This 50-slide presentation introduces layered mafic intrusions around the world. The chapter discusses various layered ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Thermodynamics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers basic subjects of thermodynamics. These subjects include energy states, phases, Gibb's free ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Phase Rule and Binary Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the crystal behavior of melts through the phase rule, pressure/temperature diagrams, isobaric ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes