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GEOL 2103 – Minerals and Rocks

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

This course focuses on the identification of rocks and rock forming minerals in hand sample and under the binocular microscope. Included are rock classification schemes; the interpretation of rock textures and structures; an introduction to the petrographic microscope; orthoscopic optical techniques and elementary petrography.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 1201 with a minimum grade of “C-” and Geology 1103 with a minimum grade of “B-” or consent of the department.