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Title: Minerals Under the Microscope
Url: http://www.gly.bris.ac.uk/www/teach/opmin/mins.html
Creator: Browning, Paul
Gladstone, Charlotte
Publisher: University of Bristol. Dept. of Earth Sciences
Description: This website provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of optical mineralogy. Topics include the polarized light microscope, mineral shape and cleavage, relief, color and pleochroism, interference colors, extinction angles, twinning, opacity, vibration directions and mineral identification. The site features short, clear descriptions accompanied by photographs and drawings. This website would be useful as a concise introduction to the use of a petrographic microscope in identifying minerals.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Determinative mineralogy -- Special topics, A-Z -- Optical determinations
Science -- Geology -- Mineralogy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Natural history (General) -- Microscopy -- Accessories and their use
GEM Subject: Science -- Earth science
Science -- Instructional issues
Science -- Geology
Key Concept: Geology -- Minerals
Physics -- Optics and light
Geography -- Minerals
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Professional Formation
Secondary Education
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: DLESE
Full Record Views: 15
Resource URL Clicks: 4
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