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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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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

Thermal Emission Spectroscopy of Martian Meteorites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, from the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, answers commonly asked questions about Martian meteorites, ranging from queries about how meteorites are recognized and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Geochemistry, Geophysics:Mineral Physics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallography and Minerals Arranged by Crystal Form part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This table summarizes the 32 crystal classes by crystal system and class name, including symmetry elements. Clicking on each system or class heading provides information on each class within the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations

Making Crystals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lab, students work in groups to grow crystals in different conditions, and then make conclusions about how and why crystals form. This site contains a detailed procedure and materials list, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project

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

Minerals by Chemical Composition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive periodic table displays a listing of minerals by element, sorted by percent of the element. Clicking on a symbol on the table leads users to information on the element (atomic mass ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Stable Isotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

X-Ray Flourescence Analysis of an Obsidian Biface from the Fort Hill Site, Highland County, Ohio part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 15-page PDF describes the trace element abundance method used to analyze an obsidian artifact found at the Hopewell site in Ohio. The article also details the geochemical signature of the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

Mineral Spectroscopy Server part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This server is primarily dedicated to providing information about color in minerals and access to data on mineral absorption in the visible, infrared, Raman and Mossbauer spectra. Both data ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work