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Identification Tables for Common Minerals in Thin Section part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a table for the identification of minerals with a petrographic microscope. The table lists minerals and their properties, including color in thin section, refractive index, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, the Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Crystallographic Database for Minerals and Their Structural Analogues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This searchable database, maintained by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research, includes 4785 entries (2365 unique mineral names). Each mineral can be searched by name, specification, crystal ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Advanced Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of the lecture notes for an advanced mineralogy course at the University of Colorado taught by J. R. Smyth. The topics covered include symmetry, point groups, space groups, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Systematic Mineralogy:Ring Silicates, Chain Silicates, Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry

Project ExCEL part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the Materials Science and Engineering department at Iowa State University features information about WebSEM. The site presents a scanning electron microscope (SEM) connected to the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Classroom Activity, Computer Applications, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Lab Activity

Laser Ablation (LA-ICPMS) at the Institute of Mineralogy, University of Würzburg 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 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

Colorado Plateau Stable Isotope Laboratory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, hosted by Northern Arizona University, describes stable isotopes. The site defines stable isotopes and how to measure them, and lists their research applications. Many of the advances ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Rruff Project part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website features an integrated database of Raman spectra, X-ray diffraction and chemistry data for minerals. The mineral database can be searched by providing a mineral name and/or composition. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Collection

Thermobarometry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site hosts a computer application for thermobarometry. The program calculates pressures and temperatures for garnet, cordierite, spinel, sillimanite/kyanite, quartz anhydrous or hydrous pelitic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies
Resource Type: Computer Applications