School of GeoSciences

Useful links and image gallery

We have provided some additional information which you may find helpful.

Image gallery

Click on the thumbnails to see a larger version and description of each image.

Diatoms from Lake Toskaljarvi, Finland
Diamond cathodoluminescence
Rubber tree biochar
Pyramidal quartz overgrowth with kaolinite platelets

Chrysotile asbestos
Albite glass on paragonite ?rose?
Perthite from an Antarctic granulite
Cathodoluminescence (CL) image of Penrith Sandstone

Experimentally grown plagioclase and quartz crystals
Rubber tree biochar
Cathodoluminescence (CL) image of a diamond
trilobite eye

Useful links

Supplier information on Scanning Electron and Ion Microscopes by Zeiss. Zeiss
Supplier information on X-ray microanalysis systems by Oxford Instruments. Oxford Instruments
Supplier information on chamberscopes, peltier stages, stage automation and beam blanking for SEM applications by Debens. Debens
The Institute of Experimental Mineralogy Crystallographic Database for minerals. Crystallographic Database
Crystallographic Space Group Diagrams and Tables by Birkbeck College, University of London. Crystallographic Space Group Diagrams
The Microscopy Virtual Library covers all aspects of light microscopy, electron microscopy and other forms of microscopy. Microscopy Virtual Library
The Mineralogist Cystal Structure Database is an interface that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, European Journal of Mineralogy and Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, as well as selected datasets from other journals.  Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database