|Mineral Identification: The Beauty of Nature|
This website contains a set of lessons on mineral identification. Upon completing this exercise, the student will be able to identify many of the common minerals by using the following physical properties: color, streak, luster, cleavage/fracture, hardness, crystal shape, and specific gravity. Teachers will need sets of minerals and some tools for students to work with. Links are available for growing crystals, miscellaneous California localities of interest, and online galleries. In addition, several books useful to the mineralogist are reviewed.
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Type of resource:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-001-668
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: David R. Jessey
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Publisher: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, Department of Geological Sciences