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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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Making Crystals part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this lab, students work in groups to grow crystals in different conditions, and then make conclusions about how and why crystals form. This site contains a detailed procedure and materials list, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project

Minerals by Physical and Optical Properties part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a listing of mineral species arranged by physical and optical properties: hardness, streak, and luster; density; cleavage and fracture; refractive index; or color. Clicking on each property ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Audio

Minerals by Chemical Composition part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive periodic table displays a listing of minerals by element, sorted by percent of the element. Clicking on a symbol on the table leads users to information on the element (atomic mass ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Stable Isotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Mineral Spectroscopy Server part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This server is primarily dedicated to providing information about color in minerals and access to data on mineral absorption in the visible, infrared, Raman and Mossbauer spectra. Both data ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties, Biomineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Selenium Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides general information about selenium including its occurrence, industrial applications, toxicology, and regulations and practices regarding industrial waste disposal. The site also ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

International Chromium Development Association part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This professional organization works to promote the chromium industry, from mining and production to industry and health. The site provides abundant information about the properties, sources and uses ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, , , Environmental ScienceWasteRadioactive Waste, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury in the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps