(4)FA. A study of minerals and crystal structures with an emphasis on the silicates. The composition, crystal symmetry, and geologic occurrence of minerals are discussed along with mineral structures, chemistry, mineral associations, and mineral genesis. Crystal morphology and mineral identification are important topics, especially in lab. Laboratory. Prerequisites: GEO 151 or GEO 153 or GEO 120 and CHEM 103 or concurrently. Lab fee: $25.