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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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This web site describes three mineral locations in the area of Anthony's Nose, a prominent highland east of the Hudson River in New York State. Two of the sites are over 150 years old and have been long forgotten. Yet surprisingly minerals may still be easily collected at these sites. Unfortunately there has been much confusion about the exact localities and mineral occurrences. This paper attempts ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This web site provides the etymology of mineral and rock names, a list of the derivations of many of the common mineralogical and petrological terms. Two lists are provided, one in English, and one in German. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This is a practice exam from a college-level geology course. The questions include the topics of igneous rocks and their texture, and volcanism types. The exam corrects as it is completed. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology
 
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