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Mineralogy and Petrology: The Scientific Study of Minerals and Rocks

The fundamental building blocks of Planet Earth: understood through studying rocks & minerals as hand specimens, through the petrological microscope, and by their behaviour in different geological conditions. Learn the techniques, theory, interpretation.

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2012-12-18 11:33
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Document Earth's chemical composition and mineralogy

Table of rock types and minerals forming the Earth's core, mantle, oceanic crust and continental crust.

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Link Virtual microscope (Open University)

Photomicrographs of rock types, including Moon rocks and meteorites.  Interactive site.  Currently not many slides available, but they hope to...