ESCI 610 - OPTICAL MINERALOGY & PETROGRPH
Long Title: OPTICAL MINERALOGY AND PETROGRAPHY
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This is a lab course focused on the identification of minerals with petrographic microscopy. Principles of crystallography, mineral optics, and mineral chemistry will be covered in the first third of the course. The second third of the course will focus on the identification of minerals in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks with emphasis on petrogenetic interpretation. The last third of the course will involve each student working on specific petrologic themes in the context of regional tectonics or magmatic processes. Taught every other Fall. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ESCI 410. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 610 if student has credit for ESCI 410.