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DATE TOPIC LAB READING in Read
Aug. 30 What is a Gem? No lab first week Ch. 1
Sep. 1 Mineral, Gem, Gemstone, Crystal; Physical Properties Ch. 5; p. 53-63.

4 Labor Day Holiday Physical Properties & Intro. to Cab. Lab (Rm. 1.110) Ch. 3
6 Atoms, Elements & Crystals
(Sept 6 is last day of official adds/drops)
Ch. 3, 6
8 Light & Color Ch. 3, 6

11 Light & Color in Gems Physical Properties, Color  
13 Phenomena in Gems Ch. 6
15 Phenomena in Gems II
(12th class day; last day to drop for a possible refund)
Ch. 6

18 Crystal Shapes Quantifying Color (or Crystal Systems and Symmetry) Ch. 4; 35-41
20 Symmetry & Crystal Systems Ch. 4; p. 32-33
22 Summary & Review Review Sheet, Old Exams

25 Hour Exam 1 Quantifying Color (or Crystal Systems and Symmetry)  
27 Refraction of Light in Minerals
(last day to drop w/o possible penalty)
Ch. 7; p.80-84 & handout
29 The Critical Angle Ch. 7, p. 84-85.

Oct. 2 Faceting Angles Lab Exam  
4 Gemstone Design  
6 Double Refraction & Polarization Ch. 7, p. 91-95.

9 Gemstone Design II Optical Properties  
11 Optic Axis(es) & Sign Ch. 7, p. 96-109.
13 Polarization & Crystal Systems Ch. 7, p. 96-109.

16 Pleochroism Mineral I.D. II Ch. 7, p.108 -110.
18 Optical Properties & Faceting Considerations  
20 Synthesis & Summary Review Sheet, Old Exams

23 Hour Exam 2 Mineral I.D. III
(Fluorescence)
 
25 Geology of Gem Deposits I
(last day to Q  drop with approval)
Ch. 2
27 Geology of Gem Deposits II Ch. 2

30 Geology of Gem Deposits III Mineral I.D. IV
(Inclusions)
Ch. 2
Nov. 1 Quartz Course notes
3 Quartz (Chalcedony) and Opal  

6 Beryl - Emerald Faceting, Cab. Lab
(Begin 1st gemstone)
 
8 Beryl - Aquamarine et al. Course notes
10 Corundum: Ruby  

13 Sapphire Faceting, Cab. Lab
(Must finish pavilion this week to continue)
 
15 Sapphire II Course notes
17 Diamond I  

20 Diamond II Faceting, Cab. Lab or Paper  
22 Thanksgiving Holiday Course notes
24 Thanksgiving Holiday  

27 Garnet Faceting, Cab. Lab; Finish 1st Faceted Gemstone
Review for Lab Final
 
29 Topaz Course notes
Dec. 1 Peridot and Jade  

4 Pearls Lab Final  
6 (Gem Mineral of Classes Choosing) Course notes
8 Projects Due;  Evaluations Old Exams

11 Review for Final Exam    
15 FINAL EXAM 2-5

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