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- External Symmetry
- Symmetry operations
- Combination of symmetry elements
- Derivation of the 32 crystal classes
- Crystallographic axes
- Crystal systems
- Crystal lattices
- Screw axes and glide planes
- Space group
- Nature of light
- Colour in minerals
- The petrographic microscope
- Optical properties of minerals
- Other mineral groups
- The primary mode of instruction will involve lectures and laboratories.
- Some field trips will be scheduled where appropriate.
- Readings will be assigned to supplement lectures.
- Audio-visual aids will be used where appropriate.
The evaluation for this course will consist of four in-class tests plus a final examination. Tests will have both a theoretical and laboratory component.
|Test 1 Crystallography||10%|
|Test 2 Optical Mineralogy||10%|
|Test 3 Determinative Mineralogy Silicates||25%|
|Test 4 Determinative Mineralogy: Sulphides, Oxides, Carbonates||25%|
|Final Comprehensive Examination||30%|
After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify the point group symmetry of a variety of crystals and crystal models.
- Classify given crystal models into crystal classes and systems.
- Explain the principles of translational symmetry and the chemical criteria governing the variation of crystal structure.
- Show an understanding of the various physical and chemical techniques used to identify minerals.
- Identify a wide variety of rock forming and economically important minerals.
- Explain the most important chemical and structural characteristics of the major sulfide, silicate, carbonate and oxide minerals.
- Show an understanding of the use and care of a petrographic microscope and accessories.
- Show an understanding of the optical properties exhibited by common rock forming minerals.
- Determine the optical characteristics of a variety of minerals.
- Identify a selection of common rock forming minerals in their section.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Klein, C. & C. Hurlbut, Jr. Manual of Mineralogy, 20th Ed. John Wiley & Sons, 1985.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GEOL 2XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU EASC 202 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOL 2100 (3)||2010/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOL 210 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GEOL 3XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO EESC 200 (3)||2005/05/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV EOSC 220 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC SCIE 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EOS 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOL 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|