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Minerals Under the Microscope
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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.

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Education
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
University of Bristol
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Browning, Paul
Charlotte Gladstone
Gladstone, Charlotte
Date Added:
10/23/2006