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EESC 5578 Petrology (Grad) (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course is similar and concurrent with EESC3378 but reserved for graduate students. The emphasis will be on learning the techniques of polarizing light microscopy (PLM) and on petrology and petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Lectures on the petrology of how these rocks form and how they relate to the plate tectonic environments will be integrated with the laboratory (EESC5579). Phase diagrams will be used to help better understand the origin of igneous rocks whereas metamorphic facies reactions will be applied to understanding of progressive and retrograde metamorphic processes. This course will include additional assignments.


Instructor(s): Rudolph Hon

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Nov-15