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Mineral Structure Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Crystallography Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links that cover current and internet-based information concerning crystallography. Resources presented include organizations, activities, educational websites, and journals.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources:Collection

Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the hoempage for a course on mineralogy at Auburn University. This course is designed as an introduction to the study of crystals, minerals, and assemblages of minerals (rocks). Specific ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site

BASINS: Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

BASINS is a multipurpose environmental analysis system for use by regional, state, and local agencies in performing watershed and water quality based studies. This new software makes it possible to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Groundwater modeling, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Water Quality and Quantity:Non-Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Biology
Resource Type: Computer Applications, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Tools

Environmental Studies of Mineral Deposits in Alaska part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of articles summarizes environmental geochemical studies of metallic mineral deposits in Alaska, including sulfide, gold, mercury, chromium, and uranium mines and deposits. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Systematic Mineralogy:Native Elements, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Hydrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources

Crystal Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores atoms and how they interact with one another to determine the physical and structural properties of crystals. Topics include atoms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Minerals Under the Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 3: Translations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of translations. There are five lessons, which include thinking about translations, describing translations, creating patterns using ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 4: Glide Reflections part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of glide reflections. There are five lessons, which include thinking about glide reflections, describing glide reflections (through the use ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Optical Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a 43 page pdf document on the principals of optical mineralogy. Topics include light, the polarizing light microscope, the refractive index, optical classes and indicatrix theory, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes