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EESC 3374 Sedimentary Petrology (Spring: 2 )

Course Description

This course focuses on the recognition and identification of sedimentary rock types and the primary and secondary components that make up sedimentary rocks. The class will involve extensive analysis of sediment and sedimentary rock samples in hand specimen and thin section. The first part of this course will cover how siliciclastic rocks form, and the second part will cover carbonates and other biochemical rocks. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on understanding and using classification schemes and identifying different rock types in hand sample and thin section.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Eric Kelly

Prerequisites: EESC3370.

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Last Updated: 26-Sep-18