Minerals and Earth Materials Resource Guide- compiled by Dennis Trombatore, Fall 2010, revised 4/2011

This is a brief resource guide for the course Earth Materials, GEO 416K.

Texts and reference materials are located in the Walter Geology Library. Many of them will be on Course Reserves <http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/search/r> or in Reference. Check the library catalog <http://catalog.lib.utexas.edu/> for location and availability.

Databases and Online Resources:

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database. <http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/AMS/result.php>

Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery. <http://galleries.com/> Search Minerals by Name , Class , and Groupings.

GeoRef. <http://lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=158> Restricted to UT faculty, staff, and students.

GeoScienceWorld. <http://lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=394> Restricted to UT faculty, staff, and students. You can find Instructions for Authors for citing in the American Mineralogist style.

Glossary of Geology. <http://lib.utexas.edu/indexes/titles.php?id=553> An American Geological Institute (AGI) dictionary with brief definitions. Restricted to UT faculty, staff, and students.

Links to a few other Gem and Mineral Page. <http://www.geo.utexas.edu/courses/347k/redesign/links.htm> From the GEO 347K Gems and Gem Minerals web site.

Mindat.org. <http://www.mindat.org/> Search minerals by properties and chemistry.

Mineralogical Association of Canada. Association minéralogique du Canada. <http://mineralogicalassociation.ca/index.php?=34>

Mineralogy Database. <http://webmineral.com/>


Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals, & Textures. <http://www.geolab.unc.edu/Petunia/IgMetAtlas/mainmenu.html>

Smithsonian Images.<http://smithsonianimages.si.edu/siphoto/siphoto.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=home>

Vargas Gem & Mineral Collection. <http://fasttex.ctl.utexas.edu/vargas/>

Reference Materials:

Dana's new mineralogy : the system of mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana. Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895.
QE 372 D23 1997

Encyclopedia of mineral names / William H. Blackburn, William H. Dennen ; featuring the artwork of P Blackburn, William H.
-Q- QE 357 B55 1997

Encyclopedia of minerals / Willard Lincoln Roberts, George Robert Rapp, Jr., Thomas J. Campbell ; ph Roberts, Willard Lincoln.
QE 355 R6 1990

Glossary of mineral synonyms / Jeffrey de Fourestier ; featuring the artwork of Gregory Y. Ivanyuk. Fourestier, Jeffrey de.
QE 357 F68 1999

Handbook of mineralogy / John W. Anthony ... [et al.].
QE 366.8 H36 1990 V.1-5

Hey's mineral index : mineral species, varieties, and synonyms / A.M. Clark. Clark, Andrew, 1942-.
QE 357 C53 1993

Introduction to optical mineralogy, William D. Nesse,
QE 397 N47 1991, Geology Library

Introduction to optical mineralogy, William D. Nesse,
QE 369 O6 N47 2004, Geology Library

Manual of mineral science.

Mineral physics & crystallography : a handbook of physical constants / Thomas J. Ahrens, editor.
QE 366.8 M55 1995

Mineral reference manual / Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols. Nickel, Ernest H., 1925-.
QE 372.2 N53 1991

Rock-forming minerals / W. A. Deer, R. A. Howie, J. Zussman. Deer, W. A. (William Alexander).
QE 364.2 R6 D45 1978 V.1A, V.1B, V.2A V.2B, V.3A, V.3B, V.4A, V.4B, V.5B

U.S. Geological Survey

The Life Cycle of a Mineral Deposit - A Teacher's Guide for Hands-On Mineral Education Activities.<http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/17/> By Dave Frank, John Galloway, and Ken Assmus. 2005. U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 17.

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data. <http://mrdata.usgs.gov/>Interactive maps and downloadable data for regional and global Geology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Mineral Resources. U.S. Geological Survey.

Minerals Resources Program. <http://minerals.usgs.gov/products/index.html> U.S. Geological Survey.

U.S. Geological Survey National Minerals Information Center. <http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mit/>

Copper - A Metal for the Ages. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3031/> By Jeff Doebrich. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 20093031.

Garnet - An Essential Industrial Mineral and January's Birthstone. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3149/> By James G. Evans, Phillip R. Moyle, David G. Frank, and Donald W. Olson. 2006. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2006-3149.

Limestone - A Crucial and Versatile Industrial Mineral Commodity. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3089/> U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3089.

Molybdenum- A Key Component of Metal Alloys. <http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2009/3106/> By S.J. Kropschot. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009-3106.