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ESCI 201 - Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
The earth is made up of many different materials, including minerals, rocks, and ions in solution, representing the same atoms recycled continually by geological and biogeochemical processes. This course covers the earth materials in their plate tectonic context.  We approach this study through field techniques (outcrop description and hand specimen identification), and laboratory work (optical microscope and X-ray analysis). Jeff Walker.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory.

Course Format: CLS

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