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August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015
  • Labs do not meet the first week of class.  They begin the following week on Monday August 31.  See the syllabus for meeting times and days.
August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015
  • 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.
August 26, 2015
  • Welcome to the Fall 2015 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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