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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Stereographic Projection of Crystal Faces part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores a systematic way to define crystallographic angles. The lecture discusses crystallographic angles and gives an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallographic Calculations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses crystallographic calculations. Topics include a review of Miller indices, axial ratios, angles corresponding to a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Twinning, Polymorphism, Polytypism, Pseudomorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses the various nonstandard forms of crystal growth that are characteristic to some minerals. Topics include twinning ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

The Terrestrial Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include crystal chemistry, ionic substitutions in crystals, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Reaction Kinetics/Rates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Problem Set, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

The Tectosilicate Subclass part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides information about tectosilicates, the silicate subclass that is often called the framework silicates because the mineral structures are composed of interconnected tetrahedrons. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Thermal Emission Spectroscopy of Martian Meteorites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, from the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, answers commonly asked questions about Martian meteorites, ranging from queries about how meteorites are recognized and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Geochemistry, Geophysics:Mineral Physics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallography and Minerals Arranged by Crystal Form part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This table summarizes the 32 crystal classes by crystal system and class name, including symmetry elements. Clicking on each system or class heading provides information on each class within the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations