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GEOS 3350 - Mineralogy
Dr. Carla Koretsky

About the Professor

Syllabus
Term Paper Assignment
Field Trip Information


Week 1
September 9: Introduction/Symmetry
September 11: Symmetry

Week 2
September 14: Point Groups
September 16: Miller Indices
September 18: Symmetry with Translation

Week 3
September 21: Symmetry with Translation Continued
September 23: Atoms, Periodic Table
September 25: Atomic Models; Bonding

Week 4
September 28: Coordination & Paulings Rules
September 30: EXAM I
October 2: Crystal Structures; Solid Solutions

Week 5
October 5: Polymorphism & Exsolution
October 7: Crystallization and Mineral Reactions
October 9: Nature of Light

Week 6
October 12: X-Rays and XRD
October 14: XRD and other Analytical Techniques
October 16: Thermodynamics

Week 7
October 19: Introduction to Phase Diagrams
October 21: Binary and Ternary Phase Diagrams
October 23: EXAM 2

Week 8
October 26: Mineral Classification; Native Elements
October 28: Sulfides
October 30: Halides, Carbonates


Week 9
November 2: Phosphates, Sulfates
November 4: Oxides, Hydroxides
November 6: Silicate Classification

Week 10
November 9: Orthosilicates: Olivines, Garnets
November 11: Orthosilicates: Al2SiO5 group, Epidote
November 13: Cyclosilicates

Week 11
November 16: EXAM 3
November 18: Chain Silicates: Pyroxenes, Pyroxenoids
November 20: Chain Silicates: Amphiboles

Week 12
November 23: Sheet Silicates: Micas, Serpentines
November 25: N0 CLASS
November 27: NO CLASS

Week 13
November 30: Sheet Silicates: Clay Minerals
December 2: Framework Silicates: Feldspars
December 5: Framework Silicates: SiO2 Group, Zeolites

Week 14
December 7: PRESENTATIONS
December 9: PRESENTATIONS/REVIEW
December 11: EXAM 4

Week 15
December 14 (MONDAY): FINAL EXAM 12:30-2:30 pm



 




   
   
   

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