Dr Juergen Reinhardt, lecturer in the Geology Department collaborated with the CIECT team to design and develop an online catalogue of minerals. The Minerals In Thin Sections (MINTS) site – is a database catalogue of various minerals. Hence students will be able to access an alphabetical list of minerals. Each mineral has a scientific description of its nature, accompanied by photographs of thin slices through the minerals, under varying light spectra. The included image provides an example page, of a mineral’s physical properties; and how it is identified.
**It should be noted that Dr Reinhardt is also teaming with stakeholders at other institutions, namely: Universität Bonn, Germany, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
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