Mineralogy and Petrology

Undergraduate 2nd year – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4211
Start Spring term period 1
Language: English

The course covers mineral chemistry, optical microscopy and classification of minerals in common rocks. The course covers sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous petrology with description and classification of common sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks.


Course Director
Iain PitcairnIain Pitcairn
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

30 credits in Geology or Earth science, including the course Geology and geophysics 15 credits, or Tellus I – Geology 15 credits, Tellus II – Geology 12.5 credits and Tellus III – Geology 2.5 credits, or equivalent.


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Course literature

C. Klein and A. Philpotts, 2013
Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521145213


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Department of Geological Sciences
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