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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Mercury in the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury Research in the USGS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection

Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a brief overview of mercury cycling in the environment. Text is accompanied by useful diagrams that depict the health effects of mercury on the human body, the accumulation of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

National Asbestos Exposure Review part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Asbestos Exposure Review is the name of an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry project to evaluate sites that received and processed vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana from ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work

Growing Crystals that Will Make Your Crystallographer Happy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is geared toward graduate students and other researchers wanting to grow crystals suitable for X-ray structure determinations. Numerous techniques of growing crystals are discussed and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity

Crystal Growing for Students part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides information and instructions on the numerous ways that one can grow crystals. A Frequently Asked Questions page(FAQ), a list of links to other sites and a recommendation for a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity

Introduction to Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Even though it is said to be a complex art, spectroscopy can be very useful in helping scientists understand how an object like a black hole, neutron star, or active galaxy is producing light, how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Minerals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an in-depth look at mineral properties and identification. An alphabetical listing of common minerals allows the user to see a picture and view physical properties of the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

2D X-Ray Crystallography Simulator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The X-Ray Diffraction Simulator is a program developed at Carnegie Mellon using the cT programming language as an aid to teaching undergraduate courses involving crystallography. The program provides ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Computer Applications

Mineral Identification: The Beauty of Nature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a set of lessons on mineral identification. Upon completing this exercise, the student will be able to identify many of the common minerals by using the following physical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations