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Table of Contents - SILICD

Explore Silicate Minerals CD-ROM

by Gary B. Lewis


Teacher Background Text Chapters:
  Elements of the Earth’s Crust
  Silicon
  Silicon Building Blocks
  The Basic Silicate Structures
Nesosilicates
    Sorosilicates
    Cyclosilicates
    Inosilicates
    Phyllosilicates
    Tectosilicates
  The Aluminum Factor
  Structure and Silicate Mineral Characteristics
  Silicate Mineral Formation

Student Activities
  Crustal Elements
  Chemical Weathering of Feldspar
  Reading Ternary Diagrams
  Chemical Zones
  Mineral Phases

Diagrams and Images of:
  Nesosilicates (7)
  Sorosilicates (4)
  Cyclosilicates (6)
  Inosilicates double (7)
  Inosilicates single (3)
  Phyllosilicates (6)
  Tectosilicates (7)