Geology 2300: Basic Mineralogy and Petrology
Spring 2006


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Definitions Physical Properties of Minerals Symmetry
Cordination Number Polymorphism Bonding
Solid Solution Mineral Classification Plotting on Binary and Ternary Diagrams
Native Elements Oxides & Hydroxides
Carbonates Sulfates Phosphates & Halides

Classification of Silicates
Crystal Forms Distribution of Elements PDFN Nomenclature
Nesosilicates Sorosilicates Cyclosilicates
Inosilicates Phyllosilicates Tectosilicates

Igneous Rocks

Rock Definitions Classification of Igneous Rocks Igneous Textures
Binary T-X Diagram Igneous Processes Why Melting Takes Place
Relative Viscosity Oceanic Igneous Rocks Continental Igneous Rocks

Sedimentary Rocks

Importance Groups of Sedimentary Rock Weathering (PM notes)
Post Depositional Processes Environments of Deposition Provenance
Geologic Time Scale Weathering vs Erosion  
Grainsize Sedimentary Structures Maturity

Metamorphic Rocks

Classification Index Minerals, Isograds Equilibrium, Stability
T vs Time for Contact Metamorphism PT regimes in the earth Facies plotted as a function of P and T
Temperature profiles for a 4 km pluton Facies of Pelitic and Mafic Rocks Chemical Equilibrium
Mineral Assemblage Contact Metamorphism Metamorphic Facies Definition

Minnesota at a Glance, PDF files from Minnesota Geologic Survey



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