University of Calgary

GLGY 313 - Mineralogy - Fall 2020

The chemical and physical properties of the common minerals in the context of the common rock types; introduction to crystallography; optical properties of minerals; introduction to mineral associations and rock textures in hand samples and thin sections; introduction to analytical techniques (XRD, electron microprobe, etc.).
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 201 and 202; and Chemistry 201 or 211; and 3 units from Mathematics 249, 265 or 275; and Physics 211 or 221.


  • Credit for Geology 313 and 423 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2021.
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