Optical mineralogy and the classification and genesis of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. [2-3-0] Prerequisite: EOSC 220.
Students should be able to:
Instructors: Lucy Porritt and Stuart Sutherland
1. Klein and Philpotts (2017). Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology (2nd Ed). Cambridge
2. Perkins and Henke (2000) Minerals in thin section, Prentice Hall
Recommended and optional:
Module 1 Composition, classification and structures of igneous rocks. Igneous processes.
Module 2 Composition, classification and structures of sedimentary rocks. Sedimentary processes.
Module 3 Composition, classification and structures of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic processes.