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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Major Element Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation includes a diagram describing how modern spectrographic instruments sample emitted radiation and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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

Thermodynamics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 37-slide PowerPoint presentation covers thermodynamics in metamorphic rocks. Gas phases are described in terms of gas pressure-volume relationships in light of the ideal gas law. T-X ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:PTt Relationships, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

National Analysis of Trace Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications cover issues surrounding trace elements found in streams, ground water, reservoir bed sediment, fish tissue, and clam tissue across the US. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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

The Dead Sea Research Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This organization promotes and supports scientific studies of the Dead Sea environment, primarily the therapeutic potential of its natural resources. The site features information and data about the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Natural Environmental Effects of Silver-Lead-Zinc Deposits in the Brooks Range, Alaska part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet presents the results of a study showing significant metal contamination of streams associated with un-mined silver-lead-zinc deposits in the Brooks Range, Alaska. The metal ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet, and Global Health part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Supercourse is an online library of lectures from more than 10,000 faculty in 151 countries. This site allows users to search an extensive collection of over 1,770 lectures on epidemiology, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources: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