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- The petrographic microscope.
- Optical properties of minerals.
- Origin, classification and identification of igneous rocks.
- Origin and classification of igneous landforms.
- Origin, classification and identification of metamorphic rocks.
- Origin, classification and identification of sedimentary rocks.
- Sedimentary structures.
- Field methods of mapping igneous, sedimentary and igneous rocks.
- The primary mode of instruction will involve lectures and laboratories.
- Field trip and field project will be scheduled when appropriate.
- Readings will be assigned to supplement lectures.
- Audio-visual aids will be used where appropriate.
|Test 1: Optical Mineralogy||10%|
|Test 2: Igneous Rocks and Landforms||30%|
|Test 3: Metamorphic Rocks||20%|
|Test 4: Sedimentary Rocks and Structures||30%|
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Show an understanding of the use and care of the petrographic microscope.
- 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 this section.
- Show an understanding of the origin and classification of igneous rocks.
- Identify and classify a variety of igneous rocks in hard sample, in their section and in the field.
- Identify and show an understanding of the formation of a variety of igneous landforms in the field.
- Show an understanding of the origin and classification of metamorphic rock.
- Identify and classify a variety of metamorphic rocks in hard sample, their section and in the field.
- Show an understanding of the origin and classification of sedimentary rocks and sedimentary environments.
- Identify and classify a variety of sedimentary rocks and structures in hard sample, their section and in the field.
- Show an understanding of the formation of a selected variety of ore deposits.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Elhers, E. G., and Blatt, H. (1982) Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic, W. H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco.
Raymond, L. A., (1984) Petrography Laboratory Manual Vol. 1: Handspecimen Petrography, Geology Services International.
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 205 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOL 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/12/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOL 2XXX (3)||2011/01/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV EOSC 221 (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)||Individual assessment||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC EOS 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|