GEOL 3000 - Mineralogy (Earth Materials)

Warner Cribb

KOM 322A

Office Hours: TR 1-3; WF 12-3; or by appointment

898-2379, warner.cribb@mtsu.edu

 

Text: Mineralogy (2nd or 3rd edition), Dexter Perkins; Prentice Hall

 

Also required: hand lens (available from Department - $20) 

 Course Schedule 

Note: page numbers listed as: (2nd ed; 3rd ed)

 

Course Intro/Chemistry Review (Ch 1)

Chemistry Review/Symmetry in Crystals (pp. 175-180; 177-182)

Unit Cells/Lattices (pp. 208-224; 210-228)

Radius Ratio/Coordination Theory (pp. 272-274;277-279)

Stereo Diagrams (pp. 180-187; 182-189)

Crystal Systems/Point Groups (pp. 198-205, 237-240; 197-208; 229-232)

Crystal Systems/Forms/Miller Indices (pp 198-205, 237-240, 244-246; 197-208, 229-232, 246-248)

Closest Packing/Pauling’s Rules (pp 274-282; 279-288)

Mineral Classification (pp. 38-43, 284-293; 39-43; 292-297)

Minerals Common to Igneous Rocks (Ch 5)

Hand Sample ID - Common Igneous Minerals

Igneous Rocks (Ch 5)

Hand Sample ID - Common Igneous Rocks

Minerals Common to Sedimentary Rocks (Ch 6)

Hand Sample ID - Common Sedimentary Minerals

Sedimentary Rocks (Ch 6)

Hand Sample ID - Common Sedimentary Rocks

Minerals Common to Metamorphic Rocks (Ch 7)

Hand Sample ID - Common Metamorphic Minerals

Metamorphic Rocks (Ch 7)

Hand Sample ID - Common Metamorphic Rocks

Ore Minerals and Ore Deposits (Ch 8)

Hand Sample ID - Common Ore Minerals

 

Grading:

Test #1 - 25 %

Test #2 - 25 %

Test #3 - 35 % (final exam, includes lab final)

Friday Quizzes - 10 %

*Term Paper - 5 %

 

* Five to seven double-spaced pages (12 point type), excluding diagrams, references, etc. Topic of your choice, but must be closely related to solid Earth materials and approved by instructor.

 

October 1 - submit written topic with at least 5 peer-reviewed library references  (10 point deduction if not met)

November 21 - final draft due in D2L dropbox  (10 point deduction if not met)

December 5 - final paper due in D2L dropbox (no late papers will be accepted!)