Lecture: M, W, Th 9:00-9:50 a.m. in Lind 104
Rocks and Minerals will provide information regarding the textures, mineralogy, origins, and occurrences of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Specifically, we will learn about (1) the most common rock-forming minerals, (2) classification systems, (3) occurrences and types of common igneous and metamorphic rocks, (4) rocks textures and their origins, (5) physiochemical principles that govern formation of both types of rocks, (6) origins of igneous and metamorphic rocks in the context of plate tectonics.
FOR THE METAMORPHIC PART OF THE CLASS, SEE DR. MATTINSON'S COURSE WEBPAGEFOR THE REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM #1, GO TO HANDOUTS PAGE.
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