This resource is an outline of a course on optical mineralogy. Topics include Properties of Light, Refractometry, Isotropic Materials, Anisotropic Minerals, Optical Properties, Uniaxial Minerals, and Biaxial Minerals. This website features tables with the optical properties of many minerals, along with thin section photographs and lecture notes. The website would be useful for students of mineralogy interested in using optical properties to identify minerals.
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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12) Course Type: Upper Level:Mineralogy Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Solid Earth Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:MineralogyKeywords: mineralogy, optical mineralogy
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