Students choose a project on an area of the geosciences in which one or more mineral's chemistry and/or crystal structure is significant to understanding that geoscience problem. They then study that mineral in detail in both hand sample and on the SEM, XRF, XRD, and/or in thin section. Students may provide your own sample or use a sample from the student collection. For practicality sake, the sample must be available and not so valuable or rare that we cannot let you use pieces of it for the project. Additionally, the mineral studied in detail must be significantly different than those they will be tested on for the final exam.


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    oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201407989T,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Physical Properties,Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics,NSDL,Mineral Analysis,Optical Mineralogy,Geology,Environmental Geology,Crystal Chemistry,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),X-ray Techniques,Environmental Mineralogy,Biomineralogy,Chemistry,Physics,Mineralogy,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Crystallography,Geoscience



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