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Magma Generation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers the origin of basaltic magmas. Two types of basalt in ocean basins are compared (tholeiitic and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Table of Deformation Mechanisms and Processes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a large table of deformation mechanisms and processes. Included in the information are the atomic scale of the process, diagnostic microstructures associated with the process, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, 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

Solid Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA clearinghouse provides comprehensive information related to solid waste prevention and disposal. Topics include industrial waste, pollution prevention, treatment and control, waste programs, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Waste, Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

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, Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations

Triangular Plots in Metamorphic Petrology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes discuss the use of three component systems in metamorphic petrology. Common triangular plots used in metamorphic rocks are presented with annotated ternary diagrams. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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

Home-A-Syst part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program is designed to help people learn about, investigate and take action on environmental health risks in and around their homes. Topics include drinking water, indoor air quality, lead paint ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Status of Mineral Resource Information for the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This US Department of Energy report provides information about the status of mineral resource information for the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana. Information is included about the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work