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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
GEO 314 - Petrography: Mineral and Rock Analysis
This course develops skills in mineral and rock description, identification and interpretation using polarizing light microscopy and X-ray diffraction as tools for mineral identification, textural descriptions and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks, drawing on concepts of crystallography, crystal chemistry, and optical mineralogy. Laboratory and lecture/discussion. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: GEO 214 or permission of instructor.