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GL3520: IGNEOUS & METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This course is in 2 parts. In part 1, the students explore the links between tectonic setting and magma genesis, 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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr David Healy
  • Dr Malcolm J. Hole

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • GL3514 Petrology & Tectonics (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

  • Petrogenesis of igneous rocks of Island arcs and Cordillera.
  • Petrogenesis of oceanic within plate magmas.
  • Petrogenesis of continental flood basalts and relationship to continental break-up.
  • Recap of metamorphic principles from L2.
  • Metamorphism of basic and ultrabasic rocks.
  • Metamorphism of calcareous rocks.
  • Metamorphism of pelitic rocks.
  • Metamorphism of UHT and UHP rocks. ·                 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 39, 39

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

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Resit Assessments

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