302syl - GY 302: Crystallography and Mineralogy Fall 2011...

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GY 302: Crystallography and Mineralogy Fall 2011 Your Host: Dr. Doug Haywick http://www.southalabama.edu/geology/haywick Objectives and Goals: This course will introduce geology majors to elementary crystallography, crystal chemistry, and atomic structure of minerals. It will also instruct students how to identify and characterize common rock-forming minerals and important ore minerals. Specific student learning goals and objectives include: (1) recognition of crystal systems and symmetry elements (e.g., mirror planes, axes of rotation etc.); (2) understanding crystallography controls on optical mineralogy; (3) appreciation of the economic importance of ore minerals; (4) geochemical controls on mineral formation. Prerequisites: GY 111\111L, GY 112\112L and CH 100 or 131. Class Format : GY 302 is taught as both a Traditional Lecture/Lab course and as a Blended course. Blended students are required to attend the Tuesday lecture and lab each week but will substitute an online video presentation for the Thursday lecture. All students have access to these online videos which will normally be available as videos on the Vimeo website within 72 hours of delivery. All students are required to attend the Tuesday lab and to be on time for the start of the lab period as weekly quizzes and lab tests will be administered during the first 30 minutes of this lab session. Blended students will have access to a separate 0 minute chat-based tutorial session at a time that is most convenient for the majority of them. 5 TENTATIVE LECTURE/LAB GAME PLAN Week 1 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Lect 1 (Tues Aug 23) Pre test; Course structure; class organization (0) Lab: Special Lecture: Introduction to crystal chemistry, Symmetry operations (1) Lect 2: Plane and Bravais Lattices (2) Week 2 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Lect 1: Miller Indices and Point Groups (3) Lab: Cubic and Hexagonal Mineral Systems: (Assignment 1 : Cubic/Hex models) Lect 2: Stereonet projections of crystal faces (4): (Assignment 2: Stereonet projections) Missouri Field Trip; Friday Sept 2 to Monday Sept 5 (Optional) Week 3 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Lect 1: Space Groups, Twinning and Crystal Growth (5) Lab: Orthorhombic/Tetragonal Systems (Assignment 3 : Ortho/Tetra models) (Quiz 1: Hex & Cubic Models) Lect 2: Polymorphs, pseudomorphs and crystal habit (6) Week 4 OPTICAL MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY Lect 1: Basic transmission and incident light microscopy (7) Lecture Test 1 issued Lab: Monoclinic/Triclinic Systems (Assignment 4 : Mono/Triclinic models) (Quiz: Ortho & Tetra Models) Lect 2: Basic transmission and incident light microscopy continued (7) Week 5 NATIVE ELEMENTS AND SULFIDES Lect 1: Native elements: Gold and diamonds (8) Test 1 due by 11:00 AM Lab: Optical mineralogy exercises (Assignment 5: Microscopy) Lect 2: Native elements: Gold and diamonds (8: continued) Week 6 SULFIDES AND SULFOSALTS Lect 1: Economics of sulfides/sulfosalts (9) Lab: Native and Sulfide mineral identification (Assignment 6: Poster Mineral Selection)
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course GLY 302 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S. Alabama.

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