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GEOLOGY 284 - MINERALOGY

Dr. Helen M. Lang - FALL 2015

 

 

LECTURE SCHEDULE

Slideshow Outline Reading
Perkins 2011
Aug 17-21 Introduction.  What are Minerals?  Why study minerals? Rocks, beauty and usefulness SlideShow Outline    
Aug 24-28 Elements, Periodic Table, Bonding and Mineral Formulas SlideShow
SlideShow
Outline
Outline
Ch. 1
Aug 31 -Sept 4
Classification of Minerals
SlideShow
Outline
Ch. 2
Sept 9 Cation Substitution in Minerals
(Dr. Lang will be out-of-town Sept. 11-14; no class)

SlideShow

Outline

Ch. 13
Sept 16-18
Mineral Properties:  Hand Specimen Mineralogy SlideShow Outline Ch. 3
Sept 21MIDTERM EXAM #1     
Sept 23-25 Optical Mineralogy SlideShow Outline Ch. 4
Sept 28- Oct 2
Igneous Rocks & Felsic Igneous Minerals
(quartz and other silica minerals, feldspars)
SlideShow Outline Ch. 5
Oct 5-9
More Igneous Minerals
(mafic minerals)
 SlideShow
Outline Ch. 5
Oct 12
Oct 14-16
FALL BREAK
More Igneous Minerals
(micas and minerals of pegmatites)
SlideShow Outline
Ch. 5
Oct 19-21 Minerals of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks (quartz, feldspars, clay minerals) SlideShow Outline Ch. 6
 Oct 23
MIDTERM EXAM #2
 
 
 
Oct 26-30
More Sedimentary Minerals (carbonates, halides, sulfates)


Ch. 6
Nov 2-4
Nov 6 (Fri)
(Dr. Lang and TAs will be at GSA in Baltimore, MD)
Introduction to Metamorphic Rocks



Ch. 7
Nov 9-13 Metamorphic Minerals (garnet and staurolite, kyanite, andalusite & sillimanite; pelitic)

Metamorphic Minerals of Mafic Rocks
SlideShow

SlideShow
Outline

Outline
Ch. 7


Nov 16-20 Ore Deposits, Economic Minerals and Gems
(native elements, sulfides, oxides & hydroxides)
SlideShow Outline  Ch. 8

THANKSGIVING BREAK (Nov. 21-29)

 
Nov 30 - Dec 4 Crystal Morphology and Symmetry  SlideShow  Outline Ch. 9
Dec 7 (Monday)
Crystal Symmetry (continued)



Ch. 9
 Dec. 10
GEOL 284 MINERALOGY FINAL EXAM -
THURSDAY, DEC. 10 - 
11:00 AM -1:00 PM in 225 BROOKS HALL
   
       

 

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