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Rocks and Minerals


Geological Sciences 320 - Fall Quarter 2013

Lecture: M, W, Th 9:00-9:50 a.m. in Lind 104
Lab: W, Th 2:00-4:50 p.m. in Lind 102
Text: Petrology by Blatt, Tracy and Owens
For lab: Purchase Coursepack from the Bookstore
Recommended Text: Rocks and Minerals by Prinz, Harlow, and Peters
Instructors: Dr. Wendy A. Bohrson, Dr. Chris Mattinson
Office: Bohrson: Lind 101A, Mattinson: Lind 114
email: bohrson@geology.cwu.edu email: mattinson@geology.cwu.edu
Telephone: Bohrson: 963-2835, Mattinson: 963-1628
Office hours: Bohrson: W 1-11:30 am or by appointment, Mattinson: M 10-12 or by appointment

Course Description:

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 WEBPAGE

FOR THE REVIEW SHEET FOR EXAM #1, GO TO HANDOUTS PAGE.

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