Mineralogy and petrology old

Undergraduate 2nd year – 15 credits, Course code GG5105
Start Spring term period 1
Language: English

Mineralogy studies include mineral chemistry and mineral physics, crystallography, optical microscopy, and classification of the common rock forming minerals. Petrology studies include igneous and metamorphic petrology identification and classification.

The schedule for the spring 2017 term is available on TimeEdit


Course Director
Iain PitcairnIain Pitcairn
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

30 credits in geology or geoscience.


Please apply at: www.antagning.se 




Course literature

W. D. Nesse, 2009
Introduction to Mineralogy
Oxford University Press
ISBN10: 0195391144
ISBN 13: 9780195391145

J. D. Winter, 2013
Principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology
Pearson New International Edition
ISBN10: 1292021535
ISBN13: 9781292021539


is from a combination of assessed lab reports, assessed group projects which include written report and oral presentation, and exams. The exams contain both a written section with a combination of short and long-answer questions, and a practical section which involves mineral identification using the petrographic microscope.

Department of Geological Sciences
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