Event Title

Epidote: History, Properties, Occurrences, and Uses

Presenter Information

Kelford Mitchel, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Though the mineral has been known to exist for many centuries, it was not until 1801 when Rene Just Hay termed the mineral Epidote. Epidote is a monoclinic sorosilicate with chemical formula, Ca2Al2FeSi3O12(OH). Though it is not of great economic importance, Epidote is a major rock forming mineral that can be found in many environments around the world. This includes metamorphic, igneous, and hydrothermal rocks. Recent research has focused on Epidotes role as a rock forming mineral and how it exists in these rock types previously listed. Much of this research is ongoing and will continue to unearth great information and understanding about Epidote.

Faculty Sponsor

Tasha Dunn

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Geology Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Natural Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

92

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May 1st, 2:00 PM May 1st, 3:00 PM

Epidote: History, Properties, Occurrences, and Uses

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Though the mineral has been known to exist for many centuries, it was not until 1801 when Rene Just Hay termed the mineral Epidote. Epidote is a monoclinic sorosilicate with chemical formula, Ca2Al2FeSi3O12(OH). Though it is not of great economic importance, Epidote is a major rock forming mineral that can be found in many environments around the world. This includes metamorphic, igneous, and hydrothermal rocks. Recent research has focused on Epidotes role as a rock forming mineral and how it exists in these rock types previously listed. Much of this research is ongoing and will continue to unearth great information and understanding about Epidote.

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