ESS224H1: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology


An introduction to atomic structure, chemistry, physical properties, and geological significance of rock-forming minerals and rocks. Field techniques and core concepts to identify important minerals and rocks in hand specimens and place them into their geological context. The development of practical skills is emphasized.

Recommended Preparation: 

CHM135H1, PHY131H1, MAT135H1. For Mineral Engineering students, recommended preparation is MAT186H1 and CHE112H1.

Distribution Requirements: 
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)