I’d like to leave something behind for some of my classmates to use when I’m gone. For those of you who have not yet had Mineralogy, I think you’re going to need all the help you can get. That class was easily the hardest thing I’ve ever experienced. But a few valuable books and websites helped me get through it, and I’d like to share them with you who will need them the most. The books are in the Mineralogy Lab and they are known as the “atlases”. There’s one for all three rock types and they’re amazing. They will help you identify minerals in thin section with both pictures and explanations. Two websites I found helpful were geology.com’s rock pictures and the mineralogical database. (1) http://geology.com/rocks/ (2) http://webmineral.com/. They will tell/show you everything the atlases don’t. Trust me, you want to use these… I now leave you a picture of my favorite mineral, azurite. Good luck.