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Minerology: Earth Materials I

Course Number: GES 211
Credits: 4
Offered: Fall Semester
Instructors: Professors Peterson

This course is an introduction to the
paragenesis and crystal chemistry of minerals with emphasis on the rock-forming silicates. Laboratory periods will be devoted to the study of minerals in hand samples, as well as exercises designed to help the student understand physical and chemical
properties of minerals. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. One weekend field trip will be required. Prerequisite: one semester of introductory
204 chemistry (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor.