Geology | Introductory Mineralogy
G221 | ALL | Bish


(3 cr.) NMNS P or C: college-level course in chemistry. The
importance of minerals, the basic building blocks of rocks and the
Earth. Atomic bonding, structures, and symmetry. Mineral chemistry
and crystal structures (how their atoms are arranged), and how the
minerals respond to changes in temperature, pressure, and
environment. Hand-specimen identification of minerals using their
physical properties. Three lectures, one two-hour lab, one 3-day
field trip. I Sem. Credit given for only one of GEOL G221 or G225.