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EESC 5570 Petrology (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course is the combination of EESC370 and EESC3372 for graduate students. The first part is an introduction to polarizing light microscopy and its application to mineral identifications in petrographic thin sections. The second part is devoted to an understanding of the petrology and petrography of igneous rocks. Lectures on the petrology of how igneous rocks form and their plate tectonic setting will be integrated with the laboratory, where students will use the petrographic microscope to identify minerals and textures that make up these rocks. Phase diagrams will be used to help understand the origin of igneous rocks.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Rudolph Hon

Prerequisites: EESC2220. EESC2220.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17