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Links for Jan 2007

Hutt Valley Mineral Club
http://www.mineralclub.wellington.net.nz/

Zeolites by Volker Betz
http://members.aol.com/Vbetz/Zeolites.html

LED links
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjun06/ae-coldlight.html
http://www.photoprojects.net/index8.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110069553050
http://cgi.ebay.com/18-white-LED-laboratory-microscope-illuminator-bulb_W0QQitemZ110046858701QQihZ001QQcategoryZ48738QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/LED-laboratory-microscope-illuminator-bulb-light-lamp_W0QQitemZ110047676878QQihZ001QQcategoryZ48738QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/LED-Array-lighting-illuminator-prototype-PCB-board-kit_W0QQitemZ110048229511QQihZ001QQcategoryZ36327QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

NZ Mineral deposits AusIMM Monograph 25
http://www.shop.ausimm.com.au/bookdetails.php?BookID=296

Vibrational spectroscopy and mineral atlas
http://www.mineralatlas.com/General%20introduction/Introduction.htm

Geology cool places
http://www.rmfms.org/cool_places.htm

Geology weblogs
http://geology.about.com/od/blogs/Geology_Weblogs.htm

Geology news
http://geology.rockbandit.net/

Some Geological flash animations
http://www.ig.uit.no/webgeology/

Links for Sept 2006

Micro-Imaging relocated
http://www.microimaging.co.nz/PNEWS%20&%20LINKS/newsandlinksnewoffice.htm

Binntal mineralogy
http://binn.strahlen.org/php/frame.php?section=&sub=&infoid=&pageview=&fs=high&sw=1024&sh=768

Andre Gorsatt - Binntal
http://www.andre-gorsatt.ch/

Rivista Mineralogica
http://www.gmlmilano.it/pagine/Rivista_Min.htm

Wannenkopfe (minerals of Eifel) Note CD due soon
http://wannenkopfe.strahlen.org/

Website of the NZ Minerals Assoc
http://www.minerals.co.nz/html/index.html

Mineral ID key
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/mineral_id/index.html

British cave research Assoc
http://www.bcra.org.uk/index.html

Zeolite mineral picture gallery
http://icnz.lanl.gov/Images/pictures.html

Museum of Victoria mineral collection
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/mineralogy/collect.html

Links for June 2006

Science talks in a relaxed atmosphere (Worldwide branches)
http://www.cafescientifique.org/

Fieldtrip guidelines from GSNZ and PDF files of recent trips
http://www.gsnz.org.nz/gsfieldtrips.htm

NZ online science channel with videos
http://www.hotscience.co.nz/

Promoting Science and Technology in NZ
http://www.joule.org.nz/index.php?id=1001

Geocene - Online journal of the Auckland Branch of GSNZ
http://www.gsnz.org.nz/auck_branch/geoclub_pages/gsnzauck.htm

Earth-Prints - A repostitory of Earth Science articles
http://www.earth-prints.org/

Earth Week - A diary of the planet
http://www.earthweek.com/

The Vugster - Refuge of an inverterate mineral collector
http://home.comcast.net/~paugilmo/page1a.html

Modern Microscopy - An online journal
http://www.modernmicroscopy.com/main.asp

Links for April 2006

29th Annual Joint Seminar of the Mineralogical Societies of Australia
June 10-11 2006
http://www.mineral.org.au/

Edinburgh
Geological Society
http://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/index.html

Chinese minerals, galleries and field trips
http://www.aaamineral.com/minerals/index.asp

Minerals of the Wannenkopfe
http://wannenkopfe.strahlen.org/

Organic LEDs
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4906188.stm

LED vs halogen
http://www.electronicproducts.com/ShowPage1.asp?SECTION=3700&PRIMID=59602&FileName=hlap01%2Ejun2006%2Ehtml&Manufact=Osram+Opto+Semiconductors&ReturnLink=%2FSearch1%2Easp%3FManufacturer%3D%26Keyword%3Dled%26Slot%3D0%26StartNum%3D1%26stype%3D%26year%3D10&MonthYear=Jun+2006

Rocks auction site
http://www.bidonrocks.com/index.php

Link for residential camps in NZ (Symposium venues)
http://www.camps-directory.co.nz/


SEM photos of minerals
http://dbami.amiminerals.org/lfm/

Links for Dec 2004


No link for this info but NZ'ers can apply to their local Library for a pin number which will allow on-line access to the NZ Libraries magazine database. The list of magazines available is impressive and includes "Min Rec" and "Rocks and Minerals". The databases are fully searchable by keywords and form a good reference tool. Articles can be downloaded and printed out.

New link for  Goldschmidt Atlas
http://www.meinemineraliensammlung.de/victor/goldschmidt/


A Jordanian Company with faujasite for sale (unfortunately in bulk only !!!) but some nice images
http://www.faujasite.com/first.htm
New video/DVD: Lava Flows and Lava Tubes (also avail from Amazon)
http://www.volcanovideo.com/

Old Mill, or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand
http://www.crocoite.com/locations


Micromineral group of Southern California

http://www.mineralsocal.org/

Black smokers of the Kermadec trench
http://data.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/kermadec.html

Volcanology of the Tongariro Crossing

http://www.earth.waikato.ac.nz/news/tongariro_v-trip.shtml

Some of the superb minerals of the Lavrion Mining District, Attiki Province, Greece

http://www.simkevmicromounts.com/GalleryLavrion1.htm

Links for Oct 2004

This just in from Jocelyn "Statistics Dept have poster maps of NZ showing all the regions, with the various local bodies, and some population statistics as well, but the general info will be useful for locality data. The maps are supplied free to people in NZ"
http://www.nowwhere.com.au/StatsNZ/Locator/Default.aspx
or http://www.stats.govt.nz

No link for this info but NZ'ers can apply to their local Library for a pin number which will allow on-line access to the NZ Libraries magazine database. The list of magazines available is impressive and includes "Min Rec" and "Rocks and Minerals". The databases are fully searchable by keywords and form a good reference tool. Articles can be downloaded and printed out.

With Ed Richards coming to the Symposium thought that I'd throw these links in about LED lighting for microscopes and cameras. Along with making lighting setups and his mineral database I think that Ed also makes a well regarded small rock splitter.
LED ringlight
http://www.stockeryale.com/i/leds/products/ring_mod.pdf
Make your own LED ringlight
http://www.photoprojects.net/index.html

Just came across this link to Chinese minerals and buying minerals in China - a good site to spend some time on and the (Chinese) info appears fairly reliable.
http://www.smartminerals.com/cina2004/art_China_localities.htm
http://www.smartminerals.com/cina2004/art_china%20mineralogical%20trip%202004_1.htm

6 Tonne bearing press for $169 - easily altered to make a rock breaker (e-mail me for photo)
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/www/index.cfm
or build your own with plans from
http://www.synthx.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?product=presses

Making a microscope Calibration Chart in Photoshop:
http://www.martinmicroscope.com/CalibrationChart.htm


Links for July 2004


Published articles from Rocks and Minerals (and other journals)
http://www.findarticles.com
"Micro" quiz
http://geology.about.com/cs/basics_crust/a/aa020104a.htm
Mineral tour to Greenland for tugtupite and other fluorescent minerals
http://www.minershop.com/html/tour_plan.html
PDF on Greenland minerals
http://www.minershop.com/FLmingreen.pdf
Excursion reports to Kola and MSH
http://www.geonicmineralen.be/language=eng/index.php?var=home#introductie
Disused mines of Sardinia - note In Italian but open using Babelfish or other online translator
http://www.minieredisardegna.it/indexIng.php
Mineral related wallpaper
http://www.mineraltown.com/jocs.php?idioma=2#wallpapers

PRICE NOW DOWN TO $40 (US)!!!
http://amasci.com/amateur/toys1.html
IntelPlay video Microscope,

Links for December 2003

Decrespignyite-(Y)
http://www.crystalstar.org/bbs/New%20Minerals%20abstracts.htm

Cavansite from Wagholi
http://www.hedegaard.com/Localities/India/Wagholi/Wagholi.html

Minerals from Mt Vesuvius - scroll down past minerals for sale
http://www.flashnet.it/users/fn25936n/
As the page is in Italian use this to translate
http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Mineral ID key
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/mineral_id/index.html

The link for  a free CD of  "Introduction to NZ mineral resources"  and many other publications is
http://www.med.govt.nz/crown_minerals/minerals/publications/index.html

Worldwide geological guided tours and safaris
http://geology.about.com/cs/geo_guided_tours/index.htm

All about mineral twins
http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/twins.htm

Who wants to be a millionaire - mineral questions try out your knowledge
http://geology.about.com/library/weekly/aa111200a.htm

Links for Dec 2003
WHAT IS EARTH SCIENCE WEEK ?
Find out at
http://www.gsnz.org.nz/gses02a.htm

Written some time ago but still a relevant comment

Geology or oblivion - a self-help guide

http://www.hedegaard.com/Manuscripts/GeoNecrotica/

Good resource for downloading topomaps
NZ topographic maps online
http://www.nztopoonline.linz.govt.nz/
Tha way of the future??
LED lights for microscopy
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug03/jwled.html
Huge resource, hours of reading
Digital vs convential photography
http://www.theimage.com/photography/index.htm

Details of the group that the Mineralogy branch is now part of
New Zealand Geochemical Group
http://www2.auckland.ac.nz/glg/nzgg/

Lots of info on NZ minerals, including good datasheets on metallic minerals
New Zealand mineral resources site
http://www.med.govt.nz/crown_minerals/minerals/gnsmaps/map-metmins.html#top
Nice mineral specimens
Minerals from Thailand and Burma
http://www.gemwow.com/aboutus.html
Some good links here
Geology metasites
http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/sci/geol/geolmetsites.shtml
Excellent photos
Sainte-Marie-aux-mines

http://www.minerapole.com/a_/b_ofm.html


Links for Jul 2003
Meteorite links
http://www.meteor.co.nz/links.html
http://www4.tpg.com.au/users/tps-seti/paine_indochina.pdf
Fluorescent mineral Society
http://www.uvminerals.org/
Frank de Wit's homepage - with lots of info and PDF's on European localities
http://www.strahlen.org/vp/andara/
Photo techniques
http://www.stereo3dgallery.net
Mineral data
http://www.sci.qut.edu.au/minerals/general%20introduction/Introduction.htm

Links for Mar 2003
After the recent visit by Ludo Vaeck and his showy specimens from Lavrion, a link to some of the slag minerals and also a set of links on that page to collectors of slag minerals

The International Association of Collectors of Slag Minerals
http://users.hol.gr/~minat/slags.htm


This programme looks to be similar to "Siroquant" but is free, obviously for the more advanced collector but good for splitting XRD patterns into the relative proportions of the minerals present.

RockJock, a free program for calculating mineral weight percents from powder X-ray diffraction data, now is available for downloading from the following USGS ftp site
ftp://brrcrftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/ddeberl/

Another one mainly for the more advanced collector where you can search for minerals by the chemical elements present
http://www.mindat.org/chemsearch.php

A better designed digital microscope but the software appears to let it down - see PCmag review - note also the price @ 995 USD!
New Olympus digital microscope
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,840854,00.asp
http://www.mic-d.com/product/index.html

Links for Dec 2002
Lab-grown minerals
http://www.myrddinemrys.com/lab_grown.html
Mineral photos including a magnificent galkhaite
http://www.mhhe.com/earthsci/geology/hibbard/minerals.mhtml
Geology lessons online
http://www.hill.anorak.org.uk/norm/glglessons.html
Good web resources on pegmatite mineralisation (from Rocknet)

http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/scripts/rocknet/messages/22731.html
Mines and quarries in Qld (also check link to Qld fossicking)
http://www.nrm.qld.gov.au/mines/mines_quarries.html
The Russell Society is an English society of amateur and professional mineralogists which encourages the study, recording and conservation of mineralogical sites and material.
http://www.russellsoc.org/index.htm
Watch out for erionite!!
http://www.uwrf.edu/~wc01/Erionite.html


Links for Sept 2002

The world of gemology
http://www.cigem.ca/
With an informative link on Inclusions
http://www.cigem.ca/inclusion/inclusions.html

All you ever wanted to know about crystal structures
http://www.geocities.com/materialsworldweb/Crystals.html

Uranium minerals for sale
http://www.treaclemines.co.uk/shop/start.htm

Several people have asked about this link, was down for a while but now working again
Goldschmidt's Atlas der Krystallformen
http://www.meinemineraliensammlung.de/goldschmidt/



Links for Jun 2002

Only a couple of  links this time as I've just returned from 4 weeks in China and 2 weeks in Taiwan.

Mineral labelling software - Freeware
http://www.osomin.com/MINLABEL.HTM

Earth Science week
Timing is good for us this year (13-19th of October) and as we are preparing for our Symposium we should give some thought to how we can promote Earth Science within the community. Several suggestions are given in the link below but perhaps the easiest way is to put together a slide show of  micros with name and location on CD and try to get the library or a local business to run it in a public area. Posters and other info can be obtained from Tasha (tasha.black@rsnz.org) or Daphne
(daphne.lee@stonebow.otago.ac.nz)

Earth Science week info
 http://www.ga.gov.au/about/event/esw2002.jsp
 

Links for items in the Feb 2002 Micro-Scope.
Some imaging links from Canada + some good info on old microscopes
 http://www.microimaging.ca/Imaging.htm
AstroStack is a freeware program to load and combine a set of pictures (from an AVI video or a sequence of bitmaps) and make it into a detailed and
noise free image.
 http://utopia.ision.nl/users/rjstek/english/software/index.htm
This Mineral Atlas has been prepared by BRGM with the assistance of the French Ministry of Education and Research and the support of the Natural History
Museum in Paris.
 http://webmineral.brgm.fr:8003/mineraux/Main.html
Learn why minerals have the colors they do
 http://minerals.gps.caltech.edu/#Colors
Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. II - Silicates free on the web
 http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Handbook/Handbook.lasso
MINERAL IDENTIFICATION PROJECT - This site is designed to determine the type of mineral or minerals in a rock sample.
 http://www.ironorchid.com/minerals/
ProScope (Digital Microscope) by Scalar
 http://www.pcmag.com/article/0,2997,s%253D1470%2526a%253D21501,00.asp
All about digital cameras
 http://www.digitalsauces.com/
Mikon E-shop for micro boxes, fold-up boxes etc
 http://www.mikon-online.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=44_30&PHPSESSID=527f09508ff433ce987dcb248331cb69
 

Links for items in the Nov 2001 Micro-Scope.
Zeolite links
 http://members.aol.com/Vbetz/Zeolite-Links.html
Don Howard
 http://physics.pdx.edu/faculty/how/howard.htm
New zeolites (scroll down to English text)
 http://www.pds.cz/rychly/Turnov97.htm
Geological fonts and symbols
 http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~luc/travel.html
Searchable geological bibliographic databases
 http://gateway-bayern.bib-bvb.de/
Practical Guide to Digital Imaging for Microscopy
 http://www.mwrn.com/technical/camera.htm
Etymology of mineral and rock names
 http://homepage.boku.ac.at/h9440283/eetymol.htm
Quartz crystal photography
 http://www.halcyon.com/nemain/
Links for items in the Sept 2001 Micro-Scope.

Richard Beddek of Microimaging  has agreed to sponsor the Symposium folders and is also going to bring along one of his new microEYE ARGUS videoscopes
to the Symposium. It was interesting to read in "Rocks and Minerals" that our NZ Symposium is one of the longest at four days, so this year we should get a
special mention for our seven day event.
We have 31 people registered of which 29 are coming on the pre-Symposium field trips. All looks well for the Mayor Is trip with all parties giving the OK, all we
need now is good weather.  I've also just received an E-mail from Carl von Blaramberg wanting to pass on his best wishes to all back here in NZ. He had hoped
to travel from the US for the Symposium but the horrific events on the 9/11 has disrupted his travel plans.
On a sadder note we learnt of the sudden death last week of the NZ Rockhounds Club President and Micromineral member Noel Pawson. We send our deepest
sympathy to his wife and children.

I've been fairly busy on Symposium business but have managed to come up with a few good links.
Firstly we have a few links for the symposium:
Mayor Is - diagram showing collapse caldera.  Collecting localities are - Taratimi Bay on the narrowest point of the caldera rim (lower centre), Opo bay at the end
of the track (left hand side) below the headland, Omapu Bay above the same headland
 http://tour.thepeninsula.co.nz/mayorisland.htm
Two links for the optional trips on the Tues after the Symposium - note that Owharoa is the type locality for ignimbrite
 http://tour.thepeninsula.co.nz/karangahake.htm#top
 http://tour.thepeninsula.co.nz/waikino.htm#top

Pages devoted to Deccan Trap zeolites
 http://www.nvo.com/indianminerals/articlesandinformation/

Free web-based databases which are worthwhile for amateur mineralogists looking for mineral data:

http://uncweb.carl.org (will find articles in major mineralogical  journals)

http://www.agiweb.org/georef/preview.html (articles which are about to
be incorporated into GEOREF)

http://database.iem.ac.ru/mincryst/descript.htm (crystal-structure
database, including references)

Several good photo-microscopy articles published recently by "Mic-UK Newsletter:"
Carl Zeiss Photo Microscope
 http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjul01/photomic.html
Three ways to take micrographs
 http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug01/wyuphoto.html
Photomicroscopy with a Nikon Coolpix 990 digital camera
 http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug01/vrcoolpix.html
A design for using an enlarger stand for photomicrography
 http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug01/tcenlarger.html
nb Ted Clarke recommends the book John Delly's 'Photography Through The Microscope', Kodak Publication P-2, Ninth Edition 1988
Extending the macro capabilities of an Olympus C-2040z digicam
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artaug01/dyoung8.html
Low-cost digital microphotography
 http://ultimobarbaro.tripod.com/en/microphoto.html

Meteorites for sale
 http://www.alaska.net/~meteor/buyint.htm

Links for items in the Jun 2001 Micro-Scope.

Winter project??
Build your own stereo microscope
http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/uster/uster.htm

For NZ'ers (note that the trinoc' has been sold to Evan)
Micro-imaging sale
 http://www.microimaging.co.nz:8080/news_links/saleoverview.asp

Micro-mounting articles
 http://www.mineralcollecting.org/articles/

An oldie but a goodie - Evan and I have almost all of the postings for Mineralogy 101 and can supply them as
word docs or PDF files if people want them
 http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/scripts/rocknet/rocknet.shtml
 

Links for items in the Mar 2001
Homepage for the Northern California Mineralogical Association, includes nice image of galkhaite from Getchell mine
on the NCMA info page
http://www.geocities.com/yedlinite/index.htm
Photomicroscopy primer
 http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/index.html
Atlas der Krystallformen - Goldschmidt. Drawings now available online, the site also has free mineral collection software (Minerdat) although appears to only have a German version
 http://www.meinemineraliensammlung.de/Lexikon/Allge-A/Mine-A/Goldschmidt/goldschmidt.html
Rutile
 http://www.mineralminers.com/html/rutminfo.htm
Mineral collecting trips to China and Mexico - As taken by Ron and Sara Keen.
 http://mineralsearch.com/index.html
plus some new micro-images at
 http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~pincha/minerals.html
more micro-images
 http://content.communities.msn.com/PerryPetaliteProspect/PhotoAlbum

Links for  Dec 2000
Stamp showing getchellite
http://stampmin.home.att.net/getchellite.htm
Minerals of Getchell Mine
http://members.fortunecity.com/druss99/getchell.htm
Cavansite
 http://mineral.galleries.com/minerals/silicate/cavansit/cavansit.htm
Deccan traps, cavansite and other Indian minerals
 http://www.nvo.com/indianminerals/deccantraps/
Cavansite postcard
 http://romlx6.rom.on.ca/postcards/dyn-earth.html
Radioactive rocks info
 http://www.atomicrocks.com/
Mineral photo index
 http://www.mineralnews.com/PhotoIndex.html

The decision is made, the 2001 Micromineral Symposium will be held at the Christian Camp in the Kauraeranga Valley, Coromandel Peninsula over theweekend 19-23 October. The camp has accommodation for 80 along with conference room and canteen all set on 16 acres of land. I have added some links here to various sites dealing with the Coromandel. The Field trip is hoped to be held on the 309 Road in the north of the Peninsula. Planning is still underway but we hope to be able to offer some small field trips before or after the Symposium for those who wish to stay a little longer

309 Road
 http://www.webtrails.co.nz/coromandel/coromandeltown/309road/
Coromandel Peninsula
 http://tour.thepeninsula.co.nz/index_thepeninsula.htm
Kauaeranga Valley
 http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Geyser/1475/fun/corommandel/kae001.html
Coromandel introduction
 http://www.nzencounters.co.nz/coromandel.html
Kauaeranga activities
 http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~richard/Misc/CoromandelTrip/CoromandelTripOptions.htm
Hiking in the Kauaeranga Valley
 http://www.waikato.ac.nz/geog/rep/ecotourism/tramping/!coromandel.htm
 

I've been updating my bookmarks list and came across a couple of good pages on zeolites
The zeolite homepage of Volker Betz
 http://members.aol.com/vbetz/Zeolites.html
Zeolites corner
 http://users.skynet.be/zeocorner/Welcome2.htm

Everything you could possibly want to know about microscopy esp digital imaging
 http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/micron/microscope/links1.htm
 

AUGUST 2000

Another handy list of references from the people at Micscape
Microscope reviews and buying guidelines
http://www.micscape.simplenet.com/microscopes.html

Useful pieces of advice from the French Micro-mineralogical Society - a mix of normal and on-line references
http://www.micromineral.org/debutant-uk.html
Two articles and a link from this site are
Adhesives
http://www.micromineral.org/afm-uk/Debutant_uk/adhesif_uk.html
Making a mineral cutter (trimmer)
http://www.micromineral.org/afm-uk/Debutant_uk/cisailles-uk.html
Search for mineral locations (and more!)
http://www.zampano.com/minmax/fogeores.php3?lang=US

Mineralogical database - Links to 6000+ webpages, includes XRPD data for minerals and also audio clips for mineral name prononciation.
http://www.webmineral.com

After my trip across to the Austalian Mineralogical Societys Conference at Broken Hill, a couple of plugs
Mineralogy and Petrology at Museum Victoria
http://www.mov.vic.gov.au/mineralogy/welcome.html
The Australian Mineral Collector
http://www.mineral.org.au
And Steve Sorrell has moved his “Main Adit” to
http://www.crocoite.com

After featuring in both “Mineralogical Record” and “Rocks and Minerals”, the source for the sceptres and “Herkimer diamonds”
http://treasuremt.com

Jocelyn excerped this paper recently but the whole paper is now available for free download from the “American Mineralogist” site
Recommended nomenclature for zeolite minerals
http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/AmMin/AmMineral.html

Articles on minerals and collecting from “Ososoft Mineral Connection”
http://www.osomin.com/articles.htm

A handy ref for anyone heading up to Copper country (Keweenaw) - a list of mines, locations and associated minerals
http://www.portup.com/~swhelan/ccrmc/KewWeek/KWmnl.html

And just to finish - some more digital photography links
http://equip.zdnet.com/digitalimaging/cameras/feature/169aa/
http://www.osomin.com/microsco.htm
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjun00/dyoung2.html

ps
Just in, a new site run out of Victoria University  in Wellington on geology related field trips in New Zealand. Possibly even some jobs available!
http://www.nzrocks.com/index.htm
--
MAY 2000

1.Possible venue for a symposium at Coromandel     http://www.whitianga.co.nz/riverglen/
2.Chinese microscopes   http://www.beijingtech.net/m_stereo.htm
                                    http://www.chinamarket.com.cn/E/Showdetail/1292.html
                                    http://phenix.asia4sale.com/
3.Reconditioned fibre-optic lights             http://www.mcbinst.com/recon02.htm
4.Volcano trekking story           http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/stories/volcano
5.Fibre-optic illumination and digital cameras   http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artmar00/rboptics.html
6.Video microscope/macroscope project       http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artapr00/abvideo.html
7.Better depth of focus in digital microscopy      http://www.rmcain.com/pageserver.mv?MCAMAAdv10
8.Digital microscopy forum                      http://www.rmcain.com/forum/bbs.mv
9.Mineral news online       http://www.mineralnews.com/MinNews/Sample15-4.html
10.US mineralogical literature list online      http://home.bluemarble.net/~hbarwood/minerals/minpgelem/minlitlist.html
     mailto:GeoliterarySociety-subscribe@egroups.com
11.White Island images      http://www.gns.cri.nz/earthact/volcanoes/wiphot.htm
12.Mont Saint-Hilaire (Alkali-Nuts)    http://www.ssc.on.ca/mandm/mshhome.html
13.Tucson Show                               http://www.tucsonshow.com/index.shtml
14.Minerals of Ruatapu Cave     http://www.minersoc.org/MinM2000641.htm
15.2000 NZ Micro-mineral Symposium   http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~pincha/minerals2.htm

Most of the above have been gathered from info posted on various newsgroups

FEB 2000

Links for this issue are

 Intel's QX3 video microscope                              http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artdec99/rbqx3.html

 Microscopy UK - Video and digital still cameras       http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artdec99/dwdigi.html

 Secret weapons for mineral collectors                   http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/articles/tools.htm

 References for mineral collectors                         http://www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com/jhbnyc/articles/refernc1.htm

 Aust. and NZ mineral collectors site                     http://www.homestead.com/mainadit/

 Home built fibre optic light source                       http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artjan00/rbfiber.html

Build your own Van Leeuwenhoek microscope     http://www.sirius.com/~alshinn/Leeuwenhoekplans.html

Quartz                                                               http://www.galleries.com/minerals/silicate/quartz.htm

Many of you may not be aware that most Geology related journals now allow free downloading of articles via the internet. How long this will continue is unsure but it is worth a trawl through some of the articles. A listing of on-line journals is at
     http://www.auckland.ac.nz/lbr/geol/geoljnl.htm  and
     http://pinti.geol.u-psud.fr/Homepage/Journal.htm
A good page of links for geology is at
     http://www.geocities.com/geoseek/
and a micro-mineral link site is at
     http://www.element51.com/links.htm

MICRO-MOUNTING AND NZ GEOLOGY LINKS
 

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