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GEOL 2110 Crystals, Minerals and Rocks (4 credits)

The course provides understanding of how crystals and crystalline structures are formed, as well as minerals and igneous and metamorphic rocks. It includes learning to use tools and diagnostic tests for identification of minerals in hand samples and in the polarizing microscope and other instruments. The course also includes the study of the genesis, classification, and identification of igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Finally, the potential of a region to produce mineral resources is discussed. Lecture and laboratory. [Core Curriculum Goal Area 3 (LC)]
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