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GEO 378/MSE 348

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Minerals are the fundamental building blocks of the Earth. Their physical, chemical, and structural properties determine the nature of the Earth and they are the primary recorders of the past history of the Earth and other planets. This course will provide a survey of the properties of the major rock-forming minerals. Topics include crystallography, crystal chemistry, mineral thermodynamics and mineral occurrence. Emphasis will be on the role of minerals in understanding geological processes. Laboratories will focus on developing an understanding of crystallography, structure-property relationships, and modern analytical techniques.
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Section B01

  • Type: Lab
  • Section: B01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 22457
  • Schedule: M 01:30 PM-04:20 PM

Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 0
  • Class Number: 22458
  • Schedule: TTh 01:30 PM-02:50 PM