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Data DOI: 10.1594/IEDA/111478
Printable 3D mineral models and the mineral 'Section Herbarium'
  • Shea, Thomas
This dataset contains a suite of thirteen 3D-printable mineral models in .stl format (olivine x2, pyroxenes x2, amphibole, plagioclase, orthoclase, quartz, biotite, apatite, sphene, zircon, magnetite) as well as a catalogue of >150 random sections passing through each models in .pdf format. The purpose of this dataset is to provide students and more experienced petrologists with a clear notion of the variability in habit that occurs in thin sections simply from random sectioning effects, and for select crystal 'morphotypes'.
How to cite this dataset:
Shea, T. 2020. Printable 3D mineral models and the mineral 'Section Herbarium', Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2021-01-25.
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Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Funding source(s):
  • National Science Foundation: 1725321
  • Coverage Scope: Global
User Contributed Keyword(s):
mineralogy, minerals, 3D printing, thin section, crystal shapes
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3D_printable_models.zip165.67 KB
mineral_herbarium_v1.pdf678.69 KB

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