University of Calgary

GLGY 333 - Igneous, Metamorphic and Ore Rocks and Processes - Winter 2019

Origin, identification, classification and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Including common rock types, mineral assemblages and textures in hand samples and thin section, volcanic and plutonic processes and conditions, thermo-chemical conditions of metamorphic rock formation, introduction to ore deposits and ore minerals in hand sample, Canadian examples of ore deposits, tectonic settings of igneous, metamorphic and ore rocks.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 313; Chemistry 201 or 211; Chemistry 203 or 213.


  • Credit for both Geology 333 and 311 will not be allowed.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2020.
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