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Course Name
Turkish Mineraloji
English Mineralogy
Course Code
JEO 211E Credit Lecture
Semester -
- 2 - 2
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Mehmet Keskin
Course Objectives Minerals are the “bricks” of materials that make up the earth and all other solid bodies in the universe. They also make up various rocks. Minerals are also the raw materials on which much of the society’s technological development and economic productivity are based. Therefore, they are of crucial importance to human civilization.
Most of the minerals are solid crystalline substances. Studying minerals helps us to understand the origin of the Earth and the processes which have been shaping it.
The aim of this course is to teach the students of the Dept. of Geological Engineering the classification, occurrence, composition, origin, formation and economical importance of the minerals, as well as the igneous and metamorphic rocks.
The course specifically focuses on the description and classification of minerals and igneous/metamorphic rocks with special reference to their origin and distribution in the Earth’s crust and mantle.
Course Description For earth scientists, a basic knowledge of mineralogy is of crucial importance because only it can provide them with vital information about nomenclature and classification of minerals & rocks, basic terminology and a number of other important issues e.g. understanding the origin of minerals and rocks, tectonic setting in which they occur and their geological evolution.
Course Outcomes By the end of the term, the students will be able to recognize hand specimens of common minerals, which are either economically and/or scientifically important. This background is crucial for the students to understand other courses they will take in their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. They will also be able to recognize, classify & name the minerals during their field studies.
Required Facilities Power Point Slides of the lectures, books and a Mineralogy laboratory where they will be able to study on characteristic mineral specimens.
Other Tutoring, interactive teaching by utilizing slides with rich graphical material, selected books. Laboratory work on minerals.
Textbook Klein, C. & Dutrow, B., 2007. Manual of Mineral Science, 22nd or 23rd Edition, 641 pages.
John W. Anthony, Richard A. Bideaux, Kenneth W. Bladh, and Monte C. Nichols, Eds., 2003. Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/ , 4129 pages.
Other References Putnis, A., 2003. Introduction to Mineral Sciences, Cambridge University Press, 457 pages.
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