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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 250 - Mineralogy


This course examines the relationships between symmetry, chemistry, physical and optical properties, and occurrence of minerals. General cosmochemistry, geochemistry and crystal growth will also be discussed. Laboratory projects include crystal morphology and symmetry, optical mineralogy, x-ray diffraction, wet chemistry, and the identification of common rock-forming minerals. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Field trips. Fall semester. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 160  and one course in chemistry or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)