Earth Sciences

ESCI2131Earth and Planetary Materials4 ch (3C 3L) [W]

Appraisal of rock-forming materials for Earth and similar solid planetary bodies. Fundamentals of mineralogy, with emphasis on crustal and mantle silicates. Controls on mineral structure and composition related to temperature, pressure and chemistry. Laboratories focus on describing the physical properties of the more common minerals, their identification in hand specimen, determining their structural formulae and appraising their economic value.

Pre-or co-requisites: ESCI 1001, one of ESCI 1006, ESCI 1026 or ESCI 1036.

Recommended co-requisite: ESCI 2211