Geology 201

Minerals are the stuff of which planets are composed,
                  the material from which civilizations are built,
                                      and the coveted jewels and precious metals of humankind....

The study of these naturally occurring crystalline substances is the science of Mineralogy.
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      This course deals with the principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the physical, chemical, crystallographic and structural properties of minerals. The laboratory introduces techniques, including optical and x-ray, that aid in defining these characteristic properties. Familiarization with minerals of common occurrence, and hence of greatest importance in the understanding of Earth processes, is emphasized in the laboratories. Three lectures and one laboratory per week.
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