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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 provides access to a list of minerals exhibiting that property; clicking on each mineral name provides access to more detailed information about it. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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 and name origin, physical properties, optical properties, images, and many others. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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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 system, including axes of rotation, symmetry planes, center, and Hermann-Maugin symbols. There is also an illustration, paper models that can be downloaded, printed and assembled, animated pop-ups that show ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This is a collection of images of the common rock-forming minerals. Along with the image, the physical and chemical properties of each mineral are listed. These include: metallic or nonmetallic luster, light or dark color, chemical formula, mineral group, cleavage, general color, hardness, and other characteristics. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site includes almost 200 photomicrographs of rocks and minerals. All photographs are of thin sections ground to .03 mm thickness, in transmitted white light. Some show the appearance of minerals in plane polarized light, but most were taken with crossed polarizers on a petrographic microscope, better to illustrate mineral properties and rock textures. The majority of the pictures show a field ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This is the web page for an Optical Mineralogy course offered at Brock University. The link to lecture outlines includes information on the properties of light, including electromagnetic radiation, wave front, phase and interference, reflection and refraction and the polarization of light. Other sections include: Refractometry, which includes information on lens effect, internal reflection, and becke ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Course, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web page provides graphic examples of the "regular solids" which include the basic cube, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, the dodeahedron, and the buckyball. This site allows the user a three-dimensional interactive view of each figure by dragging the mouse over them. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site provides photos of fluorescent minerals photographed under long wave (LW) or short wave (SW) ultraviolet light. Links to additional resources, and a list of books and information sources are also included. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Photograph
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site provides a tutorial on how to test the hardness of a mineral. The hardness of a mineral is one of the most diagnostic and easy tests to perform in the attempt to identify an unknown mineral. Hardness is a measure of a mineral's resistance to abrasion and reflects the atomic structure of a mineral. A comparative hardness scale is also provided. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial, Photograph
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site is geared toward graduate students and other researchers wanting to grow crystals suitable for X-ray structure determinations. Numerous techniques of growing crystals are discussed and include: slow evaporation, slow cooling, variations on slow evaporation and slow cooling, vapor diffusion, solvent diffusion, reactant diffusion, sublimation, convection, co-crystallants, counterions, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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