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Concept Maps in Mineralogy

Mickey Gunter
University of Idaho
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  • Help students organize and link a large amount of diverse information.
  • Dynamically hyperlinking to resources such as animations, video clips, and photos, as well as to other concept maps.

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Concept map showing the relationship between different minerals and approaches used in mineralogy. Categories include: crystal chemistry, external and internal structure, phase diagrams, physical properties, and systemtic mineralogy. See Dyar et al. (2004) Journal of Geological Education, vol. 52, p.23-30 for details.

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