Spring 2018 - EASC 311 D100
Metamorphic Petrology (3)
Class Number: 1955
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 15, 2018
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
Prerequisites:Pre/Co-requisite: EASC 301 and 302. All with a grade of C- or better.
Investigation of the physicochemical processes responsible for the origin of metamorphic rocks. Integrated study of the mineralogy, textures and phase relations through examination of hand sample and petrographic thin sections.
General: Investigation of the physicochemical processes responsible for the origin of metamorphic rocks. Topics covered include: the identification and classification of metamorphic rocks; the relationship between the timing of mineral growth and deformation fabrics in the context of changing P-T conditions and crustal processes; application of the principles of equilibrium thermodynamics to evaluate the formation and stability of metamorphic mineral assemblages; phase diagrams; distinguishing mineralogical differences that are the result of variations in bulk rock composition versus those that result from differences in pressure, temperature, and/or fluid conditions; using mineral and bulk-rock chemical analyses with thermodynamic calculations to predict equilibrium temperatures and pressures.
- Lab Assignments 15%
- Final Lab Test 20%
- Lecture Mid-Term 25%
- Final Lecture Exam 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
A hand lens should be brought to labs.
“Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology”; John D. Winter; 2nd Edition 2010; Pearson Prentice Hall
“Introduction to Mineralogy” 2nd Edition; Nesse, William D; 2012; Oxford University Press (This text is also used for EASC 202 and 205.)
“Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology”; Philpotts A, Ague, J: 2nd Edition 2009; Prentice-Hall
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