GEOL 5100

Seminar on the Geology, Petrology, and Mineralization of the Mafic Layered Intrusions, with special reference to the Duluth Complex

2011 Syllabus

Petrography Forms

Geology of the DC

GEOL 5100 - Weekly Class Topics
Date           Topic                                                                                                                   Assignment

1/21           Terminology, Nomenclature and Classification of MLI                                            Irvine, 1982
                                                                                                                                               Miller et al., 2002

1/28           Lithostratigraphy and  Petrology of MLI                                                                Wager & Brown, 1968
                                                                                                                                          or   McBirney, 1997
                                                                                                                                              McCallum, 2003

2/4              Geochemistry of MLI                                                                                          Hunter & Sparks, 1987
                                                                                                                                              Comment & Reply, 1990
                                                                                                                                              Thy et al., 2009
2/11          No Class

2/18          Petrography of the Skaergaard Intrusion                                                           Petrography Rpt I

2/25          Petrography of the Bushveld Complex                                                               Petrography Rpt II

3/4             Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization of MLI                                                                       Naldrett, 2010

3/11           Tectonomagmatic Evolution of the Midcontinent Rift                                             Vervoort et al., 2007
                                                                                                                                              Nicholson et al., 1997
3/18            Spring Break                                                                                

3/25           Geology of the Duluth Complex and Related Intrusions                                          Miller & Green, 2002
                                                                                                                                              Miller & Severson, 2002a

4/1             Cu-Ni-PGE Mineralization of the Duluth Complex and Related Intrusions              Miller & Severson, 2002b

4/8             Petrography of the Sonju Lake Intrusion                                                           Petrography Rpt III

4/15           Petrography of the Layered Series at Duluth                                                     Petrography Rpt IV

4/22           Intrusion Reports                                                                      

4/29           Intrusion Reports                                                                           

5/7-5/8       Duluth Complex field trip