Optical Mineralogy Course Notes

The following pages are rather unpleasant conversions into html from much nicer RTF documents. I recommend printing off the RTF versions rather than using the Web pages.
 
Tables for the Identification of common minerals in thin section or here  in RTF format (better for printing out)
A Simple Guide to Interference Figures or here in RTF format (better for printing out)
How to describe and identify minerals in thin-section or here in RTF format (better for printing out)
Epidote/Chlorite/Titanite/Apatite notes or here in RTF format (better for printing out)



Some useful links

Click here for optical mineralogy links


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John Faithfull October 2004