Details of ES3103 (Autumn 2018)

Level: 5 Type: Laboratory Credits: 4.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES3103 Mineralogy Laboratory Tapas Bhattacharya

Preamble
Introduction: A mineralogy laboratory course designed to complement mineralogy lecture. The lab emphasizes hand sample and optical identification of rock forming and ore minerals

Syllabus
Course Content
Identification of rock forming and ore minerals in hand specimen, understanding crystal morphology and symmetry using crystal models, the use of the petrographic microscope, and the identifying characteristics of common minerals in thin section.

Prerequisite
As this is a laboratory course, it is open to Earth Science major students only

References
Books:
1. Minerals and Rocks-Exercises in Crystallography, Mineralogy and Hand Specimen Petrology by Cornelius Klein
2. Introduction to Mineralogy by William Nesse, Oxford University Press
3. Introduction to Optical Mineralogy by William Nesse, Oxford University Press

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Elective
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 5 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective