Labs do not meet the first week of class. They begin the following week on Wednesday, Sept. 6. See the syllabus for lab meeting times for your section. Those of you who have lab on Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day holiday), can either attend one of the lab sections on Wed.,
Sept. 6 (1-3 or 3-5) OR during a Th. or Fri. make-up that fit syour schedule.
your TA, to arrange a makeup time.
Article in the August, 2005
Lapidary Journal is about this class! Jamie Janczak, a
former student turned free-lance writer, writes about
faceting and her experiences in lab.
August 29, 2017
Welcome to the Fall 2017 Gems and Gem Minerals class!
From this home page you can navigate to course information, lecture
handouts, on-line lecture notes and much more. Most
announcements will henceforth be posted on the UT Canvas site
for this class.
The spinning ball and stick model above shows the arrangement of carbon atoms in diamond. It and other minerals
are easily visualized with
Xtaldraw, now downloadable as
powerful (and free) graphics program that displays crystal