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College has been a huge adjustment. Ive experienced what it feels like to live away from
home and not see my parents every day. I have learned a lot about myself and who I aspire to be.
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Oberweis Dairy 36
On my first day at U of I, I was nervous to start at a new school surrounded by tons of
different people I had never seen before. I was scared to pursue tasks that would push me outside
of my comfort zone and make me re
The Krannert Arts Museum
As I was walking up to the Krannert Arts Museum, a completely new destination, the
beautiful agricultural history and exquisite structure immediately caught my eye. I was taken
saw that minerals are crystals, and
crystals are made of unit cells,
arrangements of atoms that, when stacked
in 3 dimensions, form the complete crystal
edges of the unit cells, and therefore
the crystal, are parallel to a sys
Crystal Chemistry Part 2:
Bonding and Ionic Radii
Chemical Bonding in Minerals
Bonding forces related to electrically
charged particles negative attracts positive
Bond strength controls most physical and
Homework for Lecture 5 on Mineral Calculations
Use this to review Lecture 5
1. Look at a table of common ionic radii. There is one a few pages back from the
inside back cover of your text.
Olivine (Mg, Fe)2SiO4 is a classic example of si
Problems for Lecture 7
Use this to review Lecture 7 on Phase Diagrams
Follow along in the Lecture 7 PowerPoint, and answer the following.
1. The most stable phases in a system have the
a. lowest Gibbs Free Energy.
b. highest Gibbs Free E
Homework for Lecture 8
Use this to review Lecture 8.
Follow along in the Lecture 8 PowerPoint, and answer the following.
1. X-ray wavelengths are
a. on the same order of magnitude as atomic spacings
b. much larger than atomic spacings
Mining and Mineral Resources
Name _ Note: the Final contains topics from the Midterm
including xrd and calcs applied to minerals
Use this to review Lecture 10
Lecture 10 Mining and Mineral Resources
A. Match the terms
a. worthless part o
In this lab, we will begin to make conoscopic observations. These are commonly
used in the field to verify mineral identifications and plan future work.
For this part we will work with a mica. Grain mounts for
Sphalerite ZnS and Wurtzite ZnS
Sphalerite and Wurtzite can have Fe+ in the Zn+ sites
Sphalerite has face-centered cubic packing ABCABC of the ZnS Tetrahedral layers,
Wurtzite having Hexagonal Packing ABABAB
Homework 2 Lab 3 and Selverstones
You may discuss this with your classmates.
Mark or enter the correct answer, then copy your answer onto
the answer sheet. Keep the questions; turn in the answer sheet at
the beginning of your next class.
Lectures 1- 3
Use this to review lectures 1 through 3.
For each of the crystal systems, sketch the axes with the correct axis
names in their correct positions, and write down the length rules and
angle rules. Use a separate piece of p
Use this to review Lecture 4. Turn in the answer sheet next class.
1. A cation is touched by 6 anions. What is the coordination number of the
2. In the above situation, the anions are arranged in a(n)
for Lecture 6
Use this to review Lecture 6. Beginning about slide 19:
1. A mineral of constant composition is considered a solid
2. Al2SiO5 polymorphs differ because the Al+3 cations have different
Native Elements and Sulfides
Use this to review Lecture 14
A. Lecture 14 Native Elements and Sulfides
Follow along in the PowerPoint and answer the following:
1. (Slide 2) List the anions that define the various mineral classes