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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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online Exam (25%)
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
There are no assessments for this course.
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|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|