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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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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

Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This undergraduate course deals with principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the physical, chemical, crystallographic and structural properties of minerals. There is a syllabus, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site

United States Geologic Survey: Selected Volcano Information part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Hazards Program site contains links to selected material related to volcanic hazards. Users can access information about the volcanic hazards ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Ternary Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes discuss equilibrium crystallization in two component systems. Isotherms and boundary curves are introduced in this section. Other topics discussed include congruently melting ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes