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GEOS 201 - Mineralogy & Optical Crystallography

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
Most of our planet is made of minerals, the physical properties of which play important roles in geologic processes from the plate-tectonic to the nano- scales. This course examines the relationships between the structure, chemistry, physical and optical properties of minerals, their occurrence, and their relevance to the various branches of earth science. We will explore these concepts through laboratory exercises on crystal morphology and symmetry, optical mineralogy, x-ray diffraction, and electron microscopy. Field trip(s) required.
Prerequisites & Notes: GEOS 120 (previously GEOL 120) or GEOS 124 (previously GEOL 124)



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