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Mineral map of cuprite, USGS photo.

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How It’s Done… U-Pb Geochronology Slide Shows part of SERC Web Resource Collection

De-mystify the process of isotope geochronology through this illustrated slide set that explains U-Pb geochronology from collecting samples in the field through processing them in the lab and ...

Flame Atomic Absorbance and Emission Spectroscopy and Inductively Coupled Spectrometry - Mass Spectrometry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a standard textbook on FAAS, FAES, ICP-AES, and ICP-MS instrument theory and techniques that includes color figures and computer animations. Use of this eTextbook is completely free.

Cosmochemistry Illustrated part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website offers short PowerPoint presentations that provide extraterrestrial examples of terrestrial topics. Longer presentations are also available for anyone wishing to go into more ...

Water in the Mantle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This schematic shows a cross-section of the planet and how water can migrate through the deep interior of the Earth. Blue arrows indicate a movement of water downward, yellow arrows indicated ...

Minerals in Earth's Mantle part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image from the COMPRES galleries shows the various mineral species that make up the composition of the mantle and how that composition varies with depth down to the core-mantle boundary.

40 Common Minerals and Their Uses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Of the ninety two elements found in the Earth, forty of them are used in our daily lives. Some of the names are common and well known, and others seem obscure until one sees that it helps create ...

Emergence of an aerobic biosphere during the Archean-Proterozoic transition: Challenges of future research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
The earth system experienced a series of fundamental upheavals throughout the Archean-Paleoproterozoic transition (ca. 2500-2000 Ma). Most important were the establishment of an oxygen-rich ...

Geologylink Geologic Glossary part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This on-line glossary contains hundreds of definitions from basic to very technical terms having to do with geology.

The Basics of Ocean Chemistry: Carbon, Circulation, and Critters part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Ocean chemistry, particularly the carbon cycle, is featured in text and illustrations, with quantitative graphics and a lab demonstration. Graphics include the global carbon cycle from 1980-1989, ...

Monitoring and Assessing Our Nation's Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a fact sheet on the water quality programs directly administered by the USGS. USGS provides information on issues such as the suitability of water for public supply and irrigation, aquatic ...

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