GEOL 133 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and PetrographySemester Hours: 3
Every other year
Classification and analysis of hand specimens and thin·sections focusing on mineral identification and fannalien of rock mass fabrics. Includes studies of experimental solid-liquid phase equilibria of common silicate systems. Laboratories include thin-section preparation and development of techniques to describe and identify rock textures to better understand geologic evolution and tectonic setting. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. Field trips support course topics. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.)
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