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Object of the Month - Marie Skłodowska Curie speech - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Olivia, a volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology here at the University of Birmingham, describes her choice of Object of the Month - a transcript of the speech given when Marie Skłodowska Curie was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Birmingham in 1913.

Object of the Month - Pahoehoe lava - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Olivia, a volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology here at the University of Birmingham, describes her choice of Object of the Month - a transcript of the speech given when Marie Skłodowska Curie was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Birmingham in 1913.

Object of the Month - Pinus yorkshirensis - Fossilised pine cone - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Demantoid Garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3, North ItalyA group green demantoid garnet crystals on a schist matrix. Demantoid is a variety of andradite, a calcium and iron rich garnet, characterized by a green color which makes it a popular gemstone. The green colour is probably the result of chromium substitution. It is the most expensive kind of garnet and one of the most precious of all gemstones. Particularly valuable, are the deep emerald green forms which are very rare, and display the spectacular brilliance and fire. Demantoid garnet was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1868, and quickly became popular with the Russian nobility, and was often used by the famous Russian jeweller, Carl Fabergé.

Object of the Month - Pyrite - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Dave, an undergraduate Geology and Geography student, describes his choice of the mineral pyrite as Object of the Month. The mineral pyrite is more commonly known as Fool's Gold - so called because gold and pyrite look very similar. They can, however, be distinguished by a simple hardness test. If I scratch the surface of this pyrite with my nail you can see it leaves no visible mark. However if I was to do the same to a piece of gold it would leave a very obvious scratch on the surface.

Object of the Month - Rutile in Quartz - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Celine, a work experience student from King Edward School for Girls in Edgbaston, describes her choice of Rutile in Quartz as Lapworth Museum Object of the Month. This mineral shows quartz with needle-like rutile embedded in it. Most rutilated quartz is formed by hydrothermal processes, and as the high temperatures cool and the pressure eases, rutile crystals become trapped inside the quartz crystals.

Object of the Month - Shotton Normandy landings map - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Demantoid Garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3, North ItalyA group green demantoid garnet crystals on a schist matrix. Demantoid is a variety of andradite, a calcium and iron rich garnet, characterized by a green color which makes it a popular gemstone. The green colour is probably the result of chromium substitution. It is the most expensive kind of garnet and one of the most precious of all gemstones. Particularly valuable, are the deep emerald green forms which are very rare, and display the spectacular brilliance and fire. Demantoid garnet was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1868, and quickly became popular with the Russian nobility, and was often used by the famous Russian jeweller, Carl Fabergé.

Object of the Month - The Odessa Meteorite - Lapworth Museum of Geology

Description
Demantoid Garnet, Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3, North ItalyA group green demantoid garnet crystals on a schist matrix. Demantoid is a variety of andradite, a calcium and iron rich garnet, characterized by a green color which makes it a popular gemstone. The green colour is probably the result of chromium substitution. It is the most expensive kind of garnet and one of the most precious of all gemstones. Particularly valuable, are the deep emerald green forms which are very rare, and display the spectacular brilliance and fire. Demantoid garnet was first found in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1868, and quickly became popular with the Russian nobility, and was often used by the famous Russian jeweller, Carl Fabergé.

Object of the Month - Woolly Mammoth Tooth - Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Olivia, a volunteer at the Lapworth Museum of Geology here at the University of Birmingham, describes her choice of a woolly mammoth tooth for the Museum's Object of the Month. There were several types of mammoth. This tooth is from a woolly mammoth, which is probably the best known. Woolly mammoths lived in Britain during the Ice Age. To stay warm they grew thick woolly coats and grew very large to maintain their body heat. They were about the same size as modern African elephants and could grow up to 11 feet at the shoulder.

Occupational Mental Health

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This short course is aimed at training occupational health practitioners who want to understand more about the assessment and management of workers with a range of mental health problems and psychological issues, ranging from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Abuse, Depression, through to Stress and Personality Disorders.
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