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Teaching Mineralogy and Petrology Online

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See Reference Material Links Below

  1. Dexter Perkin's 3-D Models
  2. 3-D Models
  3. Geologic Models
  4. 3-D Rocks and Minerals
  5. 3-D Rocks and Minerals
  6. Assorted Geologic Models
  7. University of Freiberg Geologic Models
  8. Assorted Geologic Models
  9. Assorted Geologic Models
  10. Assorted Geologic Models
  11. 3-D Rocks and Minerals

Fossils on Sketchfab

  1. Fossils in Shropshire, UK
  2. Fossils from the National Museum Wales, UK
  3. Fossils from the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham, UK
  4. Fossil models from an avocational paleontologist
  5. Fossil models from the University of Freiberg, Germany
  6. Assorted fossil models
  7. Assorted fossil models from Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
  8. Assorted fossil models from Alaska National Parks Geology

Textbook and Textbook Illustrations

  1. Online illustrations from Mineralogy & Optical Mineralogy (Dyar, Gunter & Tasa)
  2. Refractive index demos in liquids from Mineralogy & Optical Mineralogy(Dyar, Gunter & Tasa)
  3. Online interactive petrology text (Brady)
  4. Username: jbrady-guest
    Password: ReadMyT3xt

Additional Sites to Aid Online Mineralogy/Petrology Teaching

  1. Thin section scans
  2. Extensive resources on minerals, including photos, databases, articles, and more
  3. Wide variety of resources on minerals, including photos, compositions
  4. Easy to use mineral database
  5. Online mineral quizzes
  6. Rock, mineral, and fossil photos with explanations
  7. Thin sections with some Becke line images
  8. Guide to Thin Section Microscopy
  9. Mineral Identification Key
  10. A draft module about thin sections, microscopes, and optical microscopy
  11. Videos of minerals in thin section
  12. Thin section scans
  13. Virtual Microscopy for Geosciences
  14. Virtual microscope for rocks in thin section
  15. Optical crystallography
  16. Earth Optics videos
  17. Earth Optics Learning Goals
  18. SERC: Igneous rocks
  19. SERC: Geochemistry of mid-ocean ridge basalts
  20. SERC: Central American volcanic arc
  21. SERC: Cenozoic volcanic history of the western U.S.
  22. SERC: Compositional diversity in volcanic suites
  23. M&M Magma Chamber Exercise video