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DATE TOPIC LAB READING in Read
Aug. 29 What is a Gem? No lab first week Ch. 1
31 Mineral, Gem, Gemstone, Crystal; Physical Properties Ch. 5; p. 53-63.

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

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

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

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

Oct. 1 Faceting Angles Lab Exam  
3 Gemstone Design  
5 Double Refraction & Polarization Ch. 7, p. 91-95.

8 Gemstone Design II Optical Properties  
10 Optic Axis(es) & Sign Ch. 7, p. 96-109.
12 Polarization & Crystal Systems Ch. 7, p. 96-109.

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

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

29 Geology of Gem Deposits III Faceting, Cab. Lab
(Begin 1st gemstone)
Ch. 2
31 Quartz Course notes
Nov. 2 Quartz (Chalcedony) and Opal  

5 Beryl - Emerald Faceting, Cab. Lab
(Must finish pavilion this week to continue)
 
7 Beryl - Aquamarine et al. Course notes
9 Corundum: Ruby  

12 Sapphire Faceting, Cab. Lab or Paper  
14 Sapphire II Course notes
16 Diamond I  

19 Diamond II Faceting, Cab. Lab; Finish 1st Faceted Gemstone  
21 Thanksgiving Holiday Course notes
23 Thanksgiving Holiday  

26 Garnet
Inclusions in Gemstones;
Review for Lab Final
 
28 Topaz Course notes
30 Peridot and Jade  

Dec. 3 Pearls Lab Final  
5 (Gem Mineral of Classes Choosing) Course notes
7 Projects Due;  Evaluations Old Exams

10 Review for Final Exam    
TBA FINAL EXAM

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