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GEOLOGY AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY

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GL 2015
PETROLOGY & MINERALOGY
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S A Bowden

Pre-requisite(s): GL 1005; GL 1505

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Students with 'A' level Geology or equivalent may be exempt from the GL 1005 prerequisite. Students who have taken and passed KL 107X or KL 157X or equivalent may take this course subject to prior permission of the course coordinator.

Chemical Composition of Earth as a planetary body.
Composition and structure of the common rock-forming minerals.
Introduction to phase equilibria; melting processes and magma production; crystallization and consolidation of magma. Solid-state reactions in rock materials; metamorphic reactions.
Diagenesis & weathering.
Processes and environments of chemical/biological sediment formation.

2 one-hour lectures per week. 8 three-hour practical classes during 1/2 session.

1st Attempt: Examination (60%); in-course assessment (40%). In course assessment will be based on laboratory exercises.

Resit: Examination (60%) plus original in-course assessment (40%).