Describe, classify, and correctly name igneous rocks based on field and lab data.
These include the morphology of the body, observations on the field relationship of the rock, the macroscopic texture of the rock, shapes and sizes of minerals in thin sections, correct identification of minerals in the rock.
Interpret the origin and formation of igneous rocks.
These include the place of formation for major magmas, the tectonic setting necessary to produce the magma, the thermal regime and depth of magma generation.
Lecture - John Winter
Chemical classification of igneous rocks
CIPW Norm Calculation
Interpretation of fabric. Phase Rule.
Binary Peritectic Systems
Trace and Major Element Chemistry Interpretation
Rare Earth Elements
Isotopes as Petrogenetic Indicators I
Tholeiitic and Alkaline magmatism
Basalts as examples of mantle magmas