Garnet Crystal Displaying Sector Zoning
The petal-like sectors have lower Ca content than the surrounding crystal, and correspond with crystallographic orientations and forms which grew at a different rate than adjacent crystal.
Learn how to:
identify minerals - building blocks of the Solid Earth,
characterize the symmetry of solids,
describe and understand crustal minerals, and
evaluate the importance of minerals in society.
Gain knowledge about:
silicates, carbonates, oxides, sulfides, & other mineral groups.