Where We Are

Lectures

Last week we covered "Weird Intrusives".  The coming week is the Midterm

Lectures Given

Announcements

Some people are doing an optional gemstone report for extra credit.  The requirements for this report are summarized in the slide series that follows.

Gemstone Reports.pptx

We will be taking our last quiz this Wednesday.  The following Wednesday we will take the "Final Exam".

 

Minerals for Next Quiz

Processes to Know for Next Quiz

The Eighth Class Covered the Midterm

The Ninth Class Covered the Following Lecture Slides

The Energy Minerals.ppt

Marketing of Minerals.ppt

The Tenth Class Covered the Following Lecture Slides

Clays.ppt

Glass and Cement.ppt

The Eleventh Class Covered the Following Lecture Slides

Abrasives.ppt

Asbestos and Insulation.ppt

Refractories.ppt

The Twelfth Class Covered the Following Lecture Slides

Mineral Fillers.ppt

Adsorbents and Zeolites.ppt

Gemstones.ppt

Key Announcements

Your Final Exam will be during class time on the May 5, 2011.  The exam will focus on the second half of the course.  This means to pay particular attention to the slides starting with the ninth week of class as shown above.

Below is a list of minerals and rocks we have studied during the second half of the course.

The following Processes were covered.

Graphite
Anthracite
Bituminous
Sub Bituminous
Lignite
Peat
Oil Shale
Tar Sands
Coffinite
uraninite
Brannerite
Torbernite
Metatorbernite
Purcalcite
Scklodowskite
Carnotite
Uranophane
Autunite
Tyumenite
Thorite
Quartz
Quartz Sandstone
Albite
Anorthite
Microcline
Orthoclase
Nepheline Syenite
Volcanic Ash
Power Plant Ash
Christobalite
Kaolinite
Bentonite/Motmorillanite
Hectorite
Polygorskite
Sepiolite
Fullers Earth
Common Clay
Ground Shale
Bauxite
Kyanite
Silmanite
Andalusite
Magnesite
Brucite
Olivine
Serpentine
Dolomite
Diamond
Corundum
Almandite
Grossularite
Pyrope
Andradite
Staurolite
Pumice
Chalk
Sand
Tripoli
Talc
Rutile
Anatase
Brookite
Pyrophylite
Wollastinite
Gypsum
Perlite
Vermiculite
Barite
Chrysotile
Serpentine
Crocidolite
Reibeckite
Tremolite asbestos
Tremolite  
Bysollite
Actinolite
Anthophylite (asbesoform)
Anthophylite
Amosite
Gruenerite/Cummingtonite
Christobalite
Heuldanite
Mordenite
Clinopitilolite
Diatomite
laumanite
Chabazite
ferrite
Phillipsonite
Erionite
Offenite

The following Gems were covered

Diamond  
Corrundum Ruby
Sapphire
Topaz  
 
Quartz Amythist
Citrine
Ametrine
Tiger Eye
Rose Quartz
Smokey Quartz
opal
agate
Jade Nephrite
Jadeite
Beryl Emerald
Aquamarine
Morganite
Heliodor
Bixbite
Pezzottaite
Goshenite
Crysoberyl Alexandrite
Cymophane
Zircon  
 
 
Zoisite Thulite
Tanzanite
Garnet Pyrope
Alamandine
Rhodolite
Tsavorite
Hessonite
Sessorsite
Imperial Garnet
Gooseberry Garnet
Demantoid
Spinel Ruby Spinel
Pleonist
Sapphire Spinel
Rubicelle
Balas Ruby
Purple
Crome Diopside Green
Tourmaline Elabaite
Rubellite
Indicolite
Dravite
Paraibah Tourmaline
Watermellon
Achroite
Siberite
Olivine Peridote
Spodumene Kunzite
Hiddenite

The following processes were covered.

Coke Making

Tar Sands Processing

Uranium Processing and Enrichment

Glass Making

Cement Making

Diamond Processing