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An effective undergraduate mineralogy course provides students with a familiarity and understanding of minerals that is necessary for studying the Earth. This paper describes a strategy for integrating the disparate...
This mineral database, fro Pierre Perroud of the University of Geneva, contains mineral lists, mineral pictures, and mineral links. It includes a search option to locate minerals by name, elements in formula, or type...
In this activity, students will learn the properties of cleavage and fracture (how minerals break when struck with a hammer), and will use these properties as a diagnostic test for identifying minerals. Working in small...
The Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines started as a mineral cabinet, but today the museum has approximately 50,000 minerals, fossils, gemstones, and artifacts. Exhibits include Minerals from Colorado,...
This demonstration reinforces the concept that minerals can form even at low temperatures, meaning that these processes can occur at or near Earth's surface. Using 'water glass' (sodium silicate nanahydrate) and any of...
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