Jan 23, 2019  
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GEOL 310 - Mineralogy

Credits: (4)
Instructional Method: Two hours lecture; six hours laboratory.
Prerequisites: GEOL 105 .
Corequisites: CHEM 101  or permission of instructor.
Introduces students to concepts and techniques involved in the study of minerals, both on a macroscopic and microscopic scales. Study of mineral formation, major mineral groups, their crystallography, compositions, structures, classification, identification and environmental aspects. Introduction to principles involved in the investigation of optical properties of minerals in thin section under petrographic microscope. Techniques include microphotography and automated, digital image analysis of minerals. Introduction and demonstration of the X-Ray Diffractometer, Scanning Electron Microscope and Electron Microprobe as instruments for mineralogical analysis.



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