Welcome to the Fall 2021 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
powerful (and free) graphics program that displays crystal