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Fall 2015-2016
* GEO 378 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Mineralogy

Thomas S. Duffy

A survey of the structure and crystal chemistry of major rock-forming minerals. Topics include: symmetry, crystallography, physical and chemical properties of minerals, mineral thermodynamics, environmental mineralogy, and techniques of modern mineralogy.

Sample reading list:
Klein, C. and Dutrow, B., Mineral Science, 23rd Edition
Wenk, H. R. and Bulakh, A., Minerals: Their Constitution & Origin

Reading/Writing assignments:
There will be about ~4-6 problem sets handed out over the course of the semester. Homework is due one week after being assigned. Students are free to collaborate on homework assignments, but must turn in individual copies of solutions.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
United States Travel Required

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Introductory Chemistry and one Geosciences introductory course (GEO 202, 203, or freshman seminar related to the field of geoscience) or instructor permission..

Other information:
There will be two one-day field trips.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20402 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
20401 B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled