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Geomicrobiology: How Molecular-Scale Interactions Underpin Biogeochemical Systems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Science scholarly article discusses the molecular biology behind geomicrobiology. It features sections about microbial diversity, microbial activity in the environment, mechanistic details, the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Habitats:Within Rock
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

New approaches to the study of Antarctic lithobiontic microorganisms and their inorganic traces, and their application in the detection of life in Martian rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This International Microbiology review article discusses possible ways to study cryptoendolithic (orgamisms living within pores of a rock) life in Antarctica using microscopy and how these studies ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Astrobiology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Cryptoendolith Communities in Antarctic Dry Valley Region Sandstones: Potential Analogues of Martian Life-Forms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Lunar and Planetary Science article provides information about cryptoendolithic life (microbes living within rocks on the Earth's surface) in Antarctic sandstones. The purpose of the study was ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Biomineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Within Rock, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

MicroView part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, which is under development at North Dakota State University, features an online petrographic micrograph viewer that allows users to rotate thin section samples in both plain and crossed ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

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

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

Laser Ablation (LA-ICPMS) at the Institute of Mineralogy, University of W├╝rzburg part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the University of Wuerzburg briefly describes laser ablation, the most versatile in-situ solid sampling technique for ICP mass spectrometry. The website also features a section ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

TOF-SIMS: Time Of Flight-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This suite of websites from the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research provides a brief description of time of flight-secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) using text and illustrations. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

TOF-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from instrument manufacturer Physical Electronics gives an introduction to the uses of time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS). This analytical tool provides ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work