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January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017
  • Labs do not meet the first week of class.  They begin the following week on Monday January 23.  See the syllabus for meeting times and days.
January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017
  • 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 13, 2017
  • Welcome to the Spring 2017 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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