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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Weathering and Mineral Evolution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated slide set shows how the introduction of rain water changes the elemental composition of parent material as it is weathered into first immature and then mature soil. The site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Weathering and Clay Evolution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated animation shows how primary minerals lose content at a linear pace. The site illustrates how primary minerals, 2:1 clays, 1:1 clays, and aluminum and iron oxides develop as a function ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Mineral Weathering part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This annotated animation explains how chemical weathering affects the evolution of parent material from highly resistant primary minerals to both secondary minerals and minerals in solution. It ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy

Geology Online Laboratory Manual part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 16 labs in this manual cover specific subjects from a range of topics including mineralogy, sedimentology, litho- and biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, relative dating, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Stratigraphy:Lithostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site feature on-line tutorials on a variety of topics including earth materials, earth processes, landform identification, topographic map reviews, earth science math review and more. Students ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Tectonics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geology of Jewel Cave part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service site provides an introduction to the Black Hill's Jewel Cave. The site describes the unique geologic history of the Black Hills, the formation of speleothems as well as ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Meteorites from Mars, Rocks from Canada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Hawaii's Planetary Science Research Discoveries compares rocks from Theo's flow, an unusually thick lava flow in Ontario, to nakhlites, meteorites from Mars. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Mars:Volcanology/Petrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Table of Deformation Mechanisms and Processes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a large table of deformation mechanisms and processes. Included in the information are the atomic scale of the process, diagnostic microstructures associated with the process, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Status of Mineral Resource Information for the Crow Indian Reservation, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This US Department of Energy report provides information about the status of mineral resource information for the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana. Information is included about the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, , Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Alphabetical Listing of Mineral Species part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This directory provides an alphabetical listing of more than 4,000 mineral species. Clicking on each mineral name provides access to information including chemical formula and composition, locality ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio, Animations/Video

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