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EESC 5574 Petrology II (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is the combination of EESC3374 and EESC3376 for graduate students. The first part focuses on the recognition and identification of sedimentary rocks and their primary and secondary components. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and using classification schemes and identifying different rock types in hand sample and thin section. The second part is devoted to an understanding of the petrology and petrography of metamorphic rocks. Lectures on how metamorphic rocks form will be integrated with the laboratory where students use a petrographic microscope to identify the mineral phases and textures of these rocks.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Eric Kelly

Prerequisites: EESC2220 and EESC5570, or equivalent

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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14