Mineralogy & Optics

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Specimen of rhodochrosite from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Instructor: Bill Leeman (x4892), leeman@rice.edu

TAs: Tom Fewless, tfewless@rice.edu Jared Lewis, jlewis@rice.edu

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This course is a basic introduction to crystallography, crystal chemistry, systematics and classification, physical and chemical properties, distribution, occurrence and genesis, and optical properties of minerals.

Lectures: T/Th 10:50 am - 12:05 pm, Lab: Th 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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Unless noted otherwise, all mineral images are from Jill Banfield's (U. Wisconsin) course: Gems & Precious Stones

-----LAST MODIFIED: 8/30/00
-----BY: Bill Leeman