Mineralogy - Spring 2011

 schedule         rev. 29. Jan 11
 lectures
 labs
  • week 1: physical mineralogy
  • week 2: ball & stick models
  • week 3: mineral analyses & triangles
  • week 4: wooden blocks I
  • week 5: wooden blocks II
  • week 6: intro to the optical microscope
  • week 7: plane light
  • week 8: crossed polars
  • week 9: visit to Macalester analytical lab (all day)
  • week 10: neso & sorosilicates
  • week 11: cyclo & inosilicates
  • week 12: phyllo & tectosilicates
  • week 13: carbonates & phosphates
  • week 14: student presentations
 weekly Geology papers
(most of these papers are behind the GSA paywall, but the links should take you to the abstracts)
useful websites

last revision: 15. February 2011