Labs do not meet the first week of class.
They begin the following week. Monday, Sept. 2 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.
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 11, 2013
Welcome to the Fall 2013 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 Blackboard 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