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GEO 316 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

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SP, alternate years. This course addresses the origin, emplacement, occurrence, and tectonic context of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Mineral and rock compositions and chemistry, textures, classifications, and phase relationships are studied. The principles of Optical Mineralogy and use of the petrographic microscope is emphasized in lecture and lab. Lab work utilizes the petrographic microscope and hand samples for rock and mineral descriptions and genetic interpretations. Laboratory. Prerequisite: GEO 215 . Lab fee: $25.



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