1) includes a database of videos of all common minerals under the petrographic microscope. In these videos (1 for every mineral) the properties according to which we identify each mineral are explained in subtitles.
2) Mineral Micr is a handy application in which the user can identify the minerals under microscope by using specific filters that each one corresponds to a specific optical property. This way by using the application the user for example can choose cleavage. The choices are none (-) 1, and 2. After the choice the number of the possible remaining minerals decreased. If the user determines enough (or distinctive) properties it would be just 1 mineral left (successful mineral identification). If the user is not able to determine enough properties then more than 1 possible mineral will be remaining. In this case by watching (and compare with) the videos can still identify the correct mineral.
This application is an idea and produced by the scientific (mineralogical) work of Dr. Dimitrios Papoulis (Associate Professor in Mineral Recourses, Geology Department, University of Patras, Greece) and Dr. Paraskevi Lampropoulou, Geology Department, University of Patras, Greece.
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