Investigations & Applications
Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals in Their AssociationsWeb Link
Robert A. Ixer and Paul R. Duller, Department of Geological Sciences, Birmingham University and Kerr McGee Oil (UK) plc. Online atlas with 400 photomicrographs of ore minerals in reflected light. Well organized with cross referencing of samples by association, location, mineralogy, ore deposit type, minerals, texture, and properties. A great reference and teaching tool.
Atlas of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks, Minerals and TexturesWeb Link
The Petrographic WorkshopWeb Link
Transmitted light images and optical properties of over 100 minerals. Every geology student's dream come true.
Source: University of California Los Angeles
Diatom Images from the California Academy of SciencesWeb Link
Microscopists at the California Academy of Sciences are digitizing the collection of diatom which in part will provide global access. CAS collection is one of the largest and most divesre in the world.
Source: California Academy of Sciences