GEOL 3113 – Geochemistry
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
An examination of the chemical processes in geologic settings with emphasis on the origin, composition, and chemical fluxes within the Earth’s lithosphere. Topics of study include chemical differentiation of the solar system; formation of the elements; evolution of the crust, mantle and core; radiogenic and stable isotopes; application of geochemistry to mineral exploration.
Prerequisite: Geology 3103 with a grade C- or higher.