This class was tough.
You learn a TON of information about minerals. If you study hard & are passionate about the subject it's a really fun class.
A deep understanding of minerals & how they are classified. Microscopy, mineral uses, Miller index, in lab mineral identification.. Basically everything & anything that has to do with a mineral.
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Advice for students:
Have a good understand of how to identify hand samples. Make a "cheat sheet" that has all of its properties & formulas next to a picture. This helps you visualize what groups each mineral belongs too by comparing them to each other.