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GEOL 260 - Mineralogy

(4 credits)
Prerequisite: GEOL 225
This course investigates the minerals that compose the solid earth. Topics to be covered include the physical and chemical properties of minerals, mineral structures, mode of occurrence, mineral formation and crystallography. Laboratory work will involve mineral identification using visual observation and state-of-the-art analytical equipment including X-ray diffraction and optical microscopy. Two hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory weekly. (Formerly EASC 260)