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Petrology and mineralogy is a compulsory course for geology students. It covers igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology. The course has a strong practical component and involves the preparation of workbooks based on individual study and practical exercises that use hand specimens, microscope work and chemical data.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Examination (50%); in-course assessment (50%). In course assessment will be based on laboratory exercises.
Resit: Examination (50%) plus original in-course assessment (50%).
Interim marking of laboratory-based exercises throughout term, with feedback every two weeks.
Written summative feedback will be provided on laboratory exercises prior to the written examination.