Gemology

A.Y. 2019/2020
Lesson for
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.
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 structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
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
Syllabus
Introduction 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.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
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