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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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GEOS 435 - Optical Mineralogy and Petrology

(4 S.H.)

Theory of optical mineralogy and use of the petrographic microscope. Optical properties of minerals and basics of microtextures. Introduction to igneous, and metamorphic petrology with a focus on description and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks, leading to the petrogenetic and tectonic interpretation. Lecture and laboratory. Multi-day field trip required. Prerequisites: GEOS 305 - Minerals and Rocks  and CHEM 212 - Principles of Chemistry I . Grade only. Offered spring semester alternate years.

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