Gemology

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/06 GEO/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course offers a broad introduction on (i) the mineralogy and genesis of gem-quality minerals and (ii) the main physical and optical techniques used in the gems characterisation.
Expected learning outcomes
Participants will acquire skills on gems mineralogy and genesis and will be able to identify and characterise them by means of physical and optical techniques
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
ntroduction to Gemology; Definition of gem; Systematic gemology; Mineralogical properties of gems; Physical properties of gems (color; transparency; weight; optical properties); Genesis and deposits of gems; Analytical methodologies for gems characterization; Gems as resources: economic value and their use in art.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of Chemistry and Mineralogy
Teaching methods
Traditional lectures, oral examination;
Bibliography
Lecture notes on Ariel
Gemmology, Peter G. Read
Assessement methods and criteria
Oral examination
GEO/06 - MINERALOGY - University credits: 0
GEO/09 - MINING RESOURCES, MINERALOGIC AND PETROGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours
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