GEOL-215   Mineralogy & Petrology I

A study of minerals and crystal structures with an emphasis on the silicates. The composition, crystal symmetry and geologic occurrence of minerals are discussed along with mineral structures, chemistry, mineral associations and mineral genesis. Crystal morphology and mineral identification are important topics, especially in lab. Laboratory. Prerequisites: Geology 151 or 153 or Geography 120 and Chemistry 103 or concurrently.