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Identification Tables for Common Minerals in Thin Section
This resource is a table for the identification of minerals with a petrographic microscope. The table lists minerals and their properties, including color in thin section, refractive index, extinction and extinction angle, interference figure, birefringence, twinning and other notes. The table is available in html for web viewing and RTF for printing.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-658
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr John Faithful
Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow