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Browse the collection of on-line Teaching Mineralogy activities. You can find resources on Teaching Methods and Class Projects; Mineral Properties and Classification; Optical Mineralogy, X-ray Diffraction, SEM/EDS, and Spectroscopy; Crystallography; Crystal Structures; Crystal Chemistry; Phase Equilibria and Phase Diagrams; and Experiments in Mineralogy.

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Teaching Methods/Projects / Mineral Properties and Classification / Optical Mineralogy / X-ray Diffraction/SEM/EDS/Spectroscopy / Crystallography / Crystal Structures / Crystal Chemistry / Phase Equilibria and Phase Diagrams / Experiments in Mineralogy

Teaching Methods/Projects

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Mineral Properties and Classification

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Optical Mineralogy

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X-ray Diffraction/ SEM/EDS/Spectroscopy

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Tutorials on analytical instruments and techniques typically used in mineralogy, including brief descriptions of the technique, fundamental principles, description of instrumentation, applications, strengths and limitations, sample preparation, data collection and reduction, bibliography, and links to useful resources for further exploration. These tutorials were developed for the Integrating Research and Education project (NSF 03-06708). Techniques described include: Teaching Activities Using Analytical Instrumentation:

Crystallography

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Crystal Structures

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Crystal Chemistry

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Phase Equilibria and Phase Diagrams

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Access tutorials on phase equilibria and phase diagrams. These modules provide an explanation of the fundamental concepts, worked examples, and links to related resources for further exploration. Topics range from Gibbs' Phase Rule to modern thermodynamic modeling programs (TWQ, PERPLEX, ThermoCalc, MELTS). These tutorials were developed for the Integrating Research and Education project (NSF 03-06708).

Teaching Activities on Phase Equilibria and Phase Diagrams

Experiments in Mineralogy

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