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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

Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the American Geophysical Union outlines the theory and development behind laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), an analytical technique which ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Electron Microprobe Laboratory, University of Minnesota part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Minnesota Microprobe Remote Access Project is an initiative that allows real-time access to an electron microprobe using a standard World Wide Web browser. This project gives students, educators, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Audio, Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Computer Applications

X-Ray Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Binary Phase Equilibria Tutorial part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, maintained by Caltech, is a tutorial on the basic principles of phase equilibria. Topics covered include the first and second laws of thermodynamics, equilibrium, Gibbs free energy, ...
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:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

What is X-ray Crystallography? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, maintained by the University of Bristol, contains a short explanation of X-ray crystallography. Topics covered include a definition of X-ray crystallography, an example of its ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Stereographic Projection of Crystal Faces part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores a systematic way to define crystallographic angles. The lecture discusses crystallographic angles and gives an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations