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 Elements and Minerals
Cochise College
Geology Home Page
Roger Weller, geology instructor    wellerr@cochise.edu 
last edited:  12/14/15   
back to: Minerals    

                         

Physical Geology Topics
The following geology web pages were developed
by Cochise College students.
Materials contained within these presentations are from many sources.
These web pages are intended only for non-commercial educational uses.


elements                                                  
       
aluminum
         
Aluminum, The Magic Metal- Bryson Pantoja (Spring 2011)
          Refining Aluminum-  Alaric Evans  (Fall 2007)
        arsenic
            
Arsenic- Marcus Aves (Spring 2015)
       
bismuth
        
   Bismuth- Joshua Pinkerton  (Spring 2014)
      boron
          Boron Ain't So Borin"-
John Welter (Fall 2014)
      carbon
          Carbon-
Blake Gurtler (Fall 2014)
      chromium
          Chromium (Cr)-
Michelle Padilla (Fall 2014)
      copper

          Copper- Mike Hernandez  (Spring 2005)
       
gold
          Different Alloys of Gold-
Ivonne Suarez-Denton (Fall 2009)**
             All About Gold- Christina Lancaster  (Fall 2005)
          Gold, the Native Element
-
                      Michelle Simmons  (Fall 2005)

          Gold, Silver, Copper- Precious Commodities-

                      Simara Hubble (Fall 2005)
          Yellow Metal-Gold-Ileana Caban (Fall 2009)
     
  helium
       
  Helium-3, Super Fuel-
Jason Weber (Fall 2014)
       iron
          From Meteorites to Iron to Steel
- Suzanne Uliasz (Fall 2008)
    
   lead
          Lead, the Great Destroyer- A.Nonymous (Fall 2014)

        lithium
            
Lithium-Atomic #3: Use in Psychiatric Illness-
                     Misha Denton (Fall 2012)
       
mercury
           
Mercury Poisoning from Tuna- Tyler Zimmerman (Spring 2013)
       
palladium
            
Palladium- Michael Starkey (Fall 2012)
       
platinum
          Platinum vs. Gold
- Keesha Gordon (Spring 2011)
            
Platinum vs. Tungsten
- Sharon Mason (Spring 2013)
            
Platinum- Parker Henneman (Springh 2015)

    
 rhodium
          Rhodium- Paul Hawkins (Spring 2011)
       
silicon
            
Silicon- Trevor Ball (Spring 2015)
      sulfur
          Surveying Sulfur- Element 16-
                    
 Linda Bohling (Fall 2011)
        silver
          The Mysticism of Silver
- Shaun Hickey  (Fall 2005)
              
Silver- Luis Angel Flores- (Spring 2013)
          Colonial Taxco, World's Silver Capital-
                    
Mark Wise (Spring 2014)

      
  sulfur
           Surveying Sulfur- Element 16-
                    
 Linda Bohling (Fall 2011)
      
 tantalum
           Tantalum, Cell Phones, and War

                      Jennifer Starkey  (Spring 2005)

           The Mineral That Started a War: Columbite-Tantalite- 
                              
                      Lyndsey Gruey (Spring 2006)

         tin
           
Tin (Sn)-
Anna Montoya (Fall 2012)
          
titanium
               
Titanium- Thomas Ralls (Fall 2014)
        tungsten
          
The Beauty of Tungsten Rings-
Mary McCarthy  (Spring 2014)
           The History of Tungsten
- Matt Wozniak  (Fall 2005)
        uranium
           Oklo Reactors: How Nature Beat Humans to the Punch-
                     
David Monagham (Fall 2012)
        overviews
         
    Stellar Synthesis of the Elements- Brian Barandi (Fall 2012)
             
Elements Needed to Make Humans-
                      Scottie Everett (Fall 2008)
           Minerals in the Medical Field-
                      Aimee Valdez (Spring 2008)
             
Minerals in the Human Body-
                      Katherine Shipman (Fall 2006)
         
   Minerals That Make The Body Do Good-

                      Catherine Harris (Fall 2011)
           Mineral Excess, deficiency, and Complications in
           Horses Living in the Southwestern United States-

                      
Cynthia Chestnutt  (Spring 2010)
              
Equi-Dent- Keisha Newman (Fall 2013)
              
Is Monosodium Glutamate a Valuable Part of Our Nutrition?-
                      Francova Douyon (Spring 2012)
              Precious Metals- Niltza Durazo (Fall 2009)
         

minerals                                                                    
        apatite
            Apatite-
Cedric Hill (Spring 2008)
        apophyllite

            Apophyllite
- Jeong Park (Fall 2009)
        
 asbestos
              
Asbestos- Conal Ward (Spring 2012)
        azurite
           The Special Relationship between Azurite and Malachite-

                       Jesse Smith  (Fall 2005)
        beryl
            Red Beryl-
Alan Barnett (Fall 2011)
    
    chrysocolla
         
    Chrysocolla- Antonia Kelly (Fall 2014)
         
corundum
      
      Sapphire and Its Uses for Today- Antonio Robinson (Fall 2014)
        
  diamond
           Diamonds in Nature
- Mitchell Paige (Spring 2011)
           Conflict Diamonds- Elizabeth Cruz (Fall 2006)
        garnet
           Garnets
- Heather O'Conner  (Spring 2007)
        graemite
           Graemite-
Ashley Breen (Fall 2011)
        gypsum
           Alabaster-
Richard Hotchkiss  (Spring 2010)
     
   halite
             
Salt: The Highlights of Halite-
                       Sabrina Espinosa (Fall 2013)
         
kyanite
              
Kyanite- The Oddball- Darryl Thompson (Spring 2012)
         mica
          Mica, The Wonder Mineral-
                       Amanda Temenak (Fall 2005)
            
Mica- Tedina Allen  (Fall 2007)
         
  Mica-The Mineral of Many Uses- Haali Hale (Fall 2010)
        olivine
          Olivine and Peridot
- Rachel Fero  (Spring 2005)
         
   Olivine-Emerald of the Evening-
                      Gina Bays  (Spring 2007)

        pyrite
           A Pyrite's Life For Me-  Brian Meinhardt  (Fall 2007)
     
  quartz
          
Herkimer Diamonds-
Aislin Gonzales (Fall 2014)
           Quartz and Even More- Jason Jarvis (Spring 2008)
      
       Amethyst- Blakey Mosher (Fall 2014)
           Silica- Noah Rand (Fall 2008)
              
Phantom Quartz Crystals- Kurt Kutzner (Fall 2012)
      
  staurolite
           Staurolite- Keriann Grisham (Fall 2009)
       
zeolites
           Zeolites- Nathan Aloisio  (Spring 2006)
       
assorted topics
              Fluorescent Minerals- Steve Tyminski (Fall 2007)
 
            
How To Identify Common Minerals- Theodore Hansen (Fall 2010)
              Mohs Scale of Hardness- Emilee Stevens (Fall 2009)
           
Six Crystal Systems- Jami Britt (Spring 2008)*   
              How to Grow Crystals- Eileen Gerloff (Fall 2011)
             Geodes- Shawn Engle  (Spring 2005)