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Sch of Agri, Geo, Env,Oc&NatSc - Geography, Earth Sc & Envrnmnt


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ES203 Physical Geology II F L


Prerequisites: ES106
Course Coordinator: To be advised

This course takes off from where you left geology in ES106. A major component of the course is the detailed study of the different rock types, including their classification, petrogenesis, distribution, mineralogical composition, and field relations. We will also look in more detail at the minerals that make up our rocks and the basic principles of crystallography and mineral chemistry. Complementary laboratory sessions place emphasis on both hand specimen and microscopic studies of minerals and rocks. A field trip partway through the semester consolidates the work done in laboratory sessions and lectures and places it in a broader context. Emphasis is placed wherever possible on examples and rock types from the Pacific Islands and similar geological environments.


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