Mineral Resources and Geomaterials

A.Y. 2015/2016
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/07 GEO/09
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Questo insegnamento, fondamentale per tutti e quattro i curricula formativi, intende innanzitutto riprendere i principi fondanti dello studio dei minerali e delle rocce ignee e metamorfiche, applicando successivamente alcune metodologie di indagine avanzate a casi di studio esemplificativi per progetti di ricerca di geomateriali s.l. Si veda a titolo di esempio http://minerals.usgs.gov/index.html.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Georesources and Geomaterials
from field analysis to research and development activities in the laboratory. Illustration of "case histories" moving from mineralogical and petrological analysis toward the identification and application of "mineral commodities".
A geological framework, an overview of textural analysis, of analytical procedures for the characterization of the chemistry and microanalysis of constituents in Layered mafic intrusions (e.g. Bushveld). The role of layered suites in terrestrial evolution and in mineral resource supply, the data treatment, phase diagrams and covariation diagrams.

Geomaterials: definition, mineralogical features, and natural occurrence. From geomaterials to technological materials: transformation processes. Crystal-chemistry of minerals, of their synthetic counterparts and their transformation products. Amorphous materials. Chemical and crystallographic characterization of polycrystalline materials.
GEO/07 - PETROLOGY AND PETROGRAPHY - University credits: 0
GEO/09 - MINING RESOURCES, MINERALOGIC AND PETROGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Tue, Wed and Thu: 2.30-6.30 p.m. (please, contact me via email too)
Via Botticelli 23 (first floor)
Reception:
Monday, 12.30 - 13.30
Via Botticelli 23, Milano