Course Content
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1 Crystallography, Plan of symmetry, axes of symmetry, crystallographic axess, fold axes Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
2 Crystal systems, cubic system, tetragonal system, hexagonal system Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
3 Trigonal system, orthorhombic system, monoclinic system,triclinic system. Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
4 Parameters, indices, twin crystals, polymorphism, isomorphism. Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
5 Physical properties of minerals, Cleavage, fracture surface, hardness, colour, magnetic and electric properties Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
6 Optical mineralogy, isotrop and anisotrop minerals,the definition of polarizing microscope, Uniax and biax crystals. Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
7 Extinguished angle of crystals, birefringence, pleochroism, description of minerals under microscope Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
Lab / Workshop
8 Midterm Exam Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Testing
Oral Exam
9 Biotite,muscovite, orthorhombic pyroxene Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
10 Monoclinic pyroxene, hornblende, glaucophane Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
11 Olivine, decomposition of olivine with iron and serpentine Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
12 Calcite, chlorite and epidotes. Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
13 Sphene, apatite, tourmaline, garnets. Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
14 Fluorite, magnetite, chrome, analcime, prehnite Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
15 Quartz,feldpar, plagioclase Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Lecture
16-17 Final exam Reading the lecture notes and related resources, preparation for laboratory Testing

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