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This course is in 2 parts. In part 1, the students explore the links between tectonic setting and magmagenesis, with particular reference to geochemical signatures recorded in the rocks. In part 2, students look at how different bulk protolith compositions control the metamorphic mineral paragenesis, with an emphasis on observing and recording evidence from textures in thin sections. In a world of post-peak oil, exploration for new reserves is now moving to igneous and metamorphic rocks, and a thorough understanding of these rocks is essential for the practising geologist.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Metamorphism of UHT and UHP rocks. ·
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.