Optical Mineralogy

Mickey Gunter, University of Idaho

This resource is a 43 page pdf document on the principals of optical mineralogy. Topics include light, the polarizing light microscope, the refractive index, optical classes and indicatrix theory, the relationship of optical properties to crystal chemistry, and advanced methods in optical mineralogy. The website features both text and figures.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Course Type: Upper Level:Mineralogy
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy