Spring 2018 - EASC 205 D100
Introduction to Petrology (3)
Class Number: 1931
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
1 778 782-4703
Office: TASC 2 Room 7530.2
Prerequisites:EASC 202, CHEM 122, and one of: (PHYS 102 and PHYS 130), (PHYS 121 and PHYS 133), (PHYS 126 and PHYS 133) or (PHYS 141). All with a grade of C- or better.
Optical phenomena related to the use of the polarizing microscope in the identification of minerals in thin section. Petrogenesis and classification of igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Hand specimen and thin section identification of rocks and minerals.
Introduction to Petrology provides an overview of the study of rocks. The petrographic microscope is used extensively in the introduction of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic petrology. Emphasis is placed on mineral and rock classification using hand specimens and thin sections, processes and environments of rock formation, and geological significance of rock assemblages. Lectures cover the principles and utility of petrology, while laboratory exercises focus on physical and optical methods of mineral identification and rock classification.
· Optical microscopy of mineral grain mounts and thin sections.
· Recognition and classification of rocks.
· Physical and chemical environments of rock formation.
· Geological relationships among rock assemblages.
- Lecture Mid-term 20%
- Lecture Final (Cumulative) 40%
- Laboratory Assignments/Quizzes 10%
- Laboratory Mid-term Test 10%
- Laboratory Final Exam (Cumulative) 20%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Introduction to Mineralogy (2017). William D. Nesse. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford, Toronto
(Note: The 2012 edition of this textbook may be used as an alternate ISBN: 978-0-19-98738-1)
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