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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

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

Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Selenium Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides general information about selenium including its occurrence, industrial applications, toxicology, and regulations and practices regarding industrial waste disposal. The site also ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

EnviroMine part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a reference library of up-to-date information on mining and the environment by providing links to an abundance of resources related to the industry. There are links to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

International Chromium Development Association part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This professional organization works to promote the chromium industry, from mining and production to industry and health. The site provides abundant information about the properties, sources and uses ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

West Bengal and Bangladesh Arsenic Crisis Information Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse site features links to a comprehensive collection of resources related to the arsenic health crisis in Bangladesh and India. The site provides links to news articles, reports and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, , , Environmental Science:Waste:Radioactive Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps