Geoscience 340: Rock and Mineral Resources

Steve Dutch     Lab Sciences 463      Phone: 465-2246    e-mail: dutchs@uwgb.edu
HOME PAGE:    http://www.uwgb.edu/dutchs


Course Outline

Week Lecture Topic Exam Lab Date Lab Topic Lab Quiz Reading
Sept. 7-9 Atoms, Ions, and Crystals         1-3
Sept. 12-16 Physical and Optical Properties of Minerals   Sept. 12 Identifying Minerals in Rocks in Hand Specimen and with the Microscope   5, Skim 4 and 6
Sept. 19-23 Rocks and Plate Tectonics   Sept. 19 Important Igneous Minerals   Skim 7, 11, 15
Sept. 28-30 Igneous Rocks   Sept. 26 Igneous Rocks Sept. 26 7-8
Oct. 3-7 Evolution of Igneous Rocks   Oct. 3 Igneous Rocks   9-10
Oct. 10-14 Clastic Sedimentary Rocks Oct. 12 Oct. 10 Clastic Sedimentary Rocks   11-12
Oct. 17-21 Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks   Oct. 17 Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks   13-14
Oct. 24-28 Metamorphism   Oct. 24 Principal Metamorphic Minerals Oct. 24 15-16
Oct. 31- Nov. 4 Metamorphic Rocks   Oct. 31 Metamorphic Rocks   17-18
Nov. 7-11 Types and Settings of Ore Deposits Nov. 9 Nov. 7 Additional Microscope Time   19
Nov. 14-18 Resource Minerals   Nov. 14 Important Ore Minerals    
Nov. 21-23 Non-Metallic Resources   Nov. 21 Using XTALDRAW Nov. 21  
Nov. 24-27 Thanksgiving     Eat, Watch football    
Nov. 28-Dec. 2 Optical and X-ray Mineralogy     Additional Microscope Time   6
Dec. 5-9 Crystals and Mineralogy   Dec. 5 Crystals and Symmetry   4
Dec. 12-14 Crystals and Mineralogy   Dec. 12 Natural Crystals Dec. 12 4

Text: Hefferan, O'Brien: Earth Materials (Wiley)

Grading: Midterms 20%, Lab Quizzes 20%, Lab Notes 30%, Final 30%

Lecture Outline
Lab Outline

Final Exam Friday, Dec. 16, 1:00-3:00


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