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Examining chromite horizons at the Stillwater mine

This collection of internet resources is intended to help faculty in teaching or designing petrology courses. Many of the resources are lecture notes or PowerPoint presentations that are illustrated with useful diagrams, graphs and figures. There are also course syllabi, petrology projects, and on-line galleries of photomicrographs.


Suggest a URL of an internet resource for this collection. These links may not necessarily have instructional activities associated with them, but they could support teaching of igneous and metamorphic petrology. Examples may include links to government agencies, professional societies, institutions, and include images, maps, databases, tools and reports.


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          Devil's Tower Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

          This site from the National Park Service briefly addresses the geology of Devil's Tower. The evolution of various theories on the formation of the tower are discussed. A slide show of the emplacement ...

          Uniaxial Positive Indicatrix Movie part of SERC Web Resource Collection

          This is a movie showing slices through crystals in different crystallographic orientations, and the corresponding indicatrix and interference colors. This is a big file and takes awhile to download. ...

          Biaxial Negative Indicatrix Movie part of SERC Web Resource Collection

          This is a movie showing slices through crystals in different crystallographic orientations, and the corresponding indicatrix and interference colors. This is a big file and takes awhile to download. ...


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