LECTURE OUTLINE

The following is a list of lecture topics to be considered in this course.

Blue hyperlinks go directly to web lectures notes.

Green hyperlinks go directly to lecture PDF files.

Objectives

Properties of Light

Refractometry

Isotropic Materials

Anisotropic Minerals

Optical Properties

Uniaxial Minerals

Two Lecture PDF Files to Download and Print

Uniaxial Optics I and II

Uniaxial Interference Figures

Uniaxial Minerals - Optical Properties, Descriptions and Pictures

Optical Properties

Apatite

Calcite

Nepheline

Quartz

Tourmaline

Zircon

Biaxial Minerals

Several Lecture PDF Files to Download and Print

Biaxial Optics I

Biaxial Interference Figures

Biaxial Optic Sign

Biaxial Minerals - Other Properties

Biaxial Minerals – Web Pages

Optical Properties

Olivine

Orthopyroxene

Clinopyroxene

Hornblende

Tremolite - Actinolite

Plagioclase

Biotite

Muscovite

Chlorite

Microcline

Orthoclase

Sanidine

Biaxial Minerals –Lecture PDF Files

Optical Properties

Olivine

Orthopyroxene

Clinopyroxene

Hornblende

Tremolite - Actinolite

Plagioclase

Biotite

Muscovite

Chlorite

Microcline

Orthoclase

Sanidine

 

Other Minerals

Known Minerals - How to Describe Them?

Unknown Minerals - What To Do!

PDF Files to download:

Known Minerals - How to Describe Them?

Unknown Minerals - What To Do!

 

(NOTE: The background image is a block diagram of hornblende showing the relationship between the crystallographic axes, the indicatrix axes and the optic plane)

 

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