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JEO 349 - Magm.&Metamor.Rokcs Petrog.

Course Objectives

The main aim of the course; to understand origin and evaluation of the different kind of rocks
and their physical, chemicaland petrographical features. The main goal of this course is identify
and classification of different kind of rocks (mainly magmatic and metamorphic rocks) by using
their mineralogical and petrographical properties. Simple tests and practice on the hand sample
together with the polarisan microscope studies are also very common methods for identify the
different rocks.

Course Description

Magma, physical and chemical conditions of the magma, crystallization of magma, emplacement
of magma, classification of the magmatic rocks, petrographic features of the different rock
suites; an intruduction to volcanology, volcano types, explosion types, mode of occurrence of the
pyroclastic rocks, classification of the pyroclastic rocks; metamorphism, mode of occurence,
tectonic environmets that produced metamorphism, metamorphic conditions, kinds of the
metamorphism, paragenesis, facies, petrogenetic grid, metamorphic zone concepts,metamorphic
textures, kinds of the metamorphic rocks .

Course Coordinator
Şenel Özdamar
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