GEO 344 Optical Mineralogy

Theory and methods of optical crystallography. Basic techniques for determining the optical constants of non-opaque minerals in thin sections. Studies of several groups of rock-forming minerals. Introduction to reflected light microscopy of opaque minerals. Lab study and identification of minerals by means of the petrographic microscope. 

Credits:

4

Hours

5

Requirement Designation

Regular Liberal Arts

Offered

Fall-Spring

Prerequisite

GEO 100 or GEO 101, and GEO 244.