GEOLOGY 332
                                     PRINCIPLES OF MINERALOGY

                     Click here for Course Policy Statement and Class Schedule

           The Introduction includes various important links on the internet.  The information in the 
                  Physical Properties section is important in the determination of mineral names.
 
           The text book for the course is "Manual of Mineral Science by Klein--ed.23rd .  This is an 
                  excellent reference book and includes an informative interactive cd rom entitled 
                  "Mineralogy Tutorials".
                       
           The table below is the relative time table( from top to bottom) for material treated in this 
                  course.  The class schedule (accessed above) includes the absolute timetable for the      
                  topics.  The course material has links to other web sites and reference materials. 

           Click Here to See Condensed Internet Notes in PowerPoint Form                     
       

        Click Here to Perform a C. I. P. W. Norm Calculation 

       

General
Subject Materials
        Exams* and Specific
           Subject Materials
  *
Identify Mineral Name Using Information in the Physical Property section cited above-- look at another source for Physical Properties on the internet
  Crystallography L

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1. Symmetry-1; wood              blocks

 

2. Symmetry-2 ;wood              blocks

 

                    Unknown #1

 
 

Crystallography  and  

  Mineral Chemistry

Calculations

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1
short essay-objective type exam with mineral chemistry problems like below

1. Crystal forms
2. Crystallographic Axes
3. Unit Cell
4. Axial ratios
5. Parameters
6. Miller Indices
7. C.I.P.W. Norm Calculations

 Do    problem set 1
           problem set 2 and 2b

                    Unknown #2


 

Atomic Structures and Ionic Substitution

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2
short essay-objective type exam on atomic structure, ionic substitution and problems like below

1. Pauling's rules 1-5
2. ionic substitution

 Do   problem set 3 ,
 C.I.P.W. Norm Calculation with quartz deficiency
          

 

                       Unknown #3

                       Unknown #4
Mineral Classification and Related Concepts

Physical Properties

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3
short essay-objective type exam on all material in section including physical properties and important concepts as:

1. isomorphism
2. polymorphism
3. solid solution
4. exsolution
5. pseudomorphism
6. mineraloids
7. metamict minerals
8. geothermometry

  Do problem set 4  
        
problem set 5



                       Unknown #5

 

 

Non Silicates

Native Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides, Hydroxides, Halides (Chapter16)

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3
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4
Lab exams--identification of mineral hand specimens, crystal forms and symmetry

Lecture exam--associating chemical formulas and mineral  names with mineral classes, groups, etc.--also, special mineral characteristics and important facts 

 DO problem set 6

 



 

Non Silicates

Carbonates, Borates, Sulfates, Tungstates- Molybdates-Vanadates
Phosphates (Chapter 17)
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B

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4
Silicates (Chapter 18) L
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B

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5
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5
Lab exam
hand specimen mineral identification as well as forms and symmetry of mineral specimens

Lecture exam consists of associating chemical formulas and mineral names with silicate subclasses, groups, series, etc. and knowledge of silicate mineral principles and special properties, characteristics and facts about silicate minerals

Do problem set 7