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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GEO 417 - Sedimentary Petrology

2009-2010 Catalog Year

This laboratory course enables students to make detailed descriptions of sedimentary materials and rocks, and to draw inferences about the petrogenesis of sedimentary rocks based on macroscopic and micorscopic features. Lectures focus on the origin, occurrence, mineralogy, chemistry, and texture of the major types of sedimentary rocks. Classwork emphasizes how optical techniques are use to analyze sedimentary rocks to elucidate their paleodepositional environments, diagenetic history, and exploration potential.

PREREQ: GEO 310 and CHE 212.
OFFERED: Irregular