GEOL 5200 Advanced Mineralogy

Syllabus, Spring, 2002


This syllabus will evolve as the semester progresses
Revision date March 6, 2002

Reading List This list will also evolve through the semester.


Jan  15    Organization   Symmetry
Jan  17    PointGroups and  Space Groups
Jan. 24    Diffraction and Structures
                       XTALDRAW
Jan  24    Ordering and Transformations

    Jan  31    Equation of State
Jan  31    Mineral Spectroscopy

Feb  7    Orthosilicates: Olivine
Feb  7    Orthosilicates: Garnet Humites

Feb  11    Orthosilicates: Aluminosilicates, Zircon
and Titanite

Feb  14    Sorosilicates: Melilite , Epidote  


Feb  18    Cyclosilicates: Beryl , Cordierite , Tourmaline
Feb  21    Chain Silicates : Orthopyroxenes , Clinopyroxenes , Pyroxenoids , Hydrous Pyroxenoids
Feb  25     Chain silicates:    Orthoamphibole , Clinoamphibole    
Feb  28:    Layer Silicates: Trioctahedral Micas, Dioctahedral Micas

Mar  4 Layer Silicates : Chlorite, Pyrophyllite, and Talc  
Mar  7  Clays: Kaolin, Serpentine , Illite, Smectite

Mar  14   Tektosilicates: Silica Phases
Mar  14   Tektosilicates: Feldspars

Mar  21    Tektosilicates Feldspars & Feldspathoids
Mar  21   

Apr  4    Tektosilicates    Zeolites High Pressure Silicates
Apr  4   

Apr  11   High Pressure Silicates    
Apr  11   

Apr  18    Single Oxides   
Apr  18   

Apr  25   Multiple Oxides
Apr  25

May  2    Carbonates  
May  2       Sulfates