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Advanced Mineralogy
This site consists of the lecture notes for an advanced mineralogy course at the University of Colorado taught by J. R. Smyth. The topics covered include symmetry, point groups, space groups, diffraction and structures, mineral spectroscopy, and descriptions of orthosilicates, sorosilicates, cyclosilicates, chain silicates, and layer silicates. Figures, photographs and tables are included with the text that makes up the individual lectures.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 Regents of the University of Colorado
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-699
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Joseph R. Smith
University of Colorado at Boulder