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January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
  • Labs do not meet the first week of class. They begin the following week on Monday, Jan. 28. See the syllabus for lab meeting times for your section.
January 15, 2019
January 15, 2019
  • The Featured Article in the August, 2005 Lapidary Journal is about this class!  Jamie Janczak, a former student turned free-lance writer, writes about faceting and her experiences in lab.
January 15, 2019
  • Welcome to the Spring 2019 Gems and Gem Minerals class!   From this home page you can navigate to course information, lecture handouts, on-line lecture notes and much more.  Most announcements will henceforth be posted on the UT Canvas site for this class.
  • The spinning ball and stick model above shows the arrangement of carbon atoms in diamond.  It and other minerals are easily visualized with Xtaldraw, now downloadable as Drawxtl, a powerful (and free) graphics program that displays crystal structures.

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