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JEF 232 - Mineralogy and Petrography

Course Objectives

The main goal of this course to understand the structure of the earth, magma, evolution of the magmas, magmatic
possesses classification of the different magmatic rocks, petrographic features of the magmatic rocks. Classification
and description of the crystallography and mineralogy are the first step for the samples.

Course Description

Introduction to crystallography and mineralogy, history of mineralogy, description of crystals and minerals. Chemical
features of minerals. Mineralogical variations (chemical variations, geometrical variations), mineral stability and
mineral reactions. The physical properties of minerals, magnetic, electrical and thermal properties. Mineral descriptions
(mineral description format, mineral formulas, mineral structures). Introduction to magmatic petrography, rock cycle
concept, mineral and rock relationships, magma, crystallization of magma and the crystallization stages, emplacement
of magma, classifications of magmatic rocks, magmatic textures, descriptions of different magmatic rock families.
Introduction to metamorphic petrography, concept of metamorphism, metamorphic reactions, different types of
metamorphism and metamorphic rocks types.

Course Coordinator
Şenel Özdamar
Şenel Özdamar
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