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August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014
  • Labs do not meet the first week of class.  They begin the following week.  Monday, Sept. 1 is a University holiday, so students in the Monday section are asked to attend the first lab during one of the other lab sections that week.
August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014
  • 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 18, 2014
  • Welcome to the Fall 2014 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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