Mineralogy and Lithology Practicals

A.Y. 2016/2017
10
Max ECTS
121
Overall hours
SSD
GEO/02 GEO/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Modulo Laboratorio di Mineralogia
Riconoscere i principali minerali (circa 15-20 "rock-forming minerals" e 15-20 minerali di importanza economica) e le loro caratteristiche macroscopiche.


Modulo Rocce
Apprendimento del metodo di osservazione, descrizione e classificazione delle rocce magmatiche, sedimentarie e metamorfiche; principali tipologie e classificazioni mesoscopiche delle rocce.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Minerals
Synopsis: the rock forming minerals. Observation of main features in minerals and rock samples. The main features of crystals. Chemical and physical features of minerals. Introduction on analytical methods in mineralogy. Systematic meneralogy. Ore and industrial minerals.


Lithology Practicals
This Laboratory Course introduces Students to observation, description, classification and basic interpretation of Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks, both on hand specimen and on outcrops.


Synopsis:
1) textures and mineralogical composition of Igneous Rocks
2) classification of Igneous rocks
3) Igneous process: silicate melts, properties and crystallization; field relations of intrusions and volcanic rocks bodies
4) components, textures and structures of Sedimentary Rocks
5) classifications of sedimentary rocks
6) sedimenatry rocks as geological materials
7) cycle of sedimentary rocks in their lithosphere/atmosphere context
8) basic concepts on diagenesis and Sedimentary Rocks petrogenesis
9) Sedimentary Rocks in the outcrops: field methods for analysis of lithotypes
10) Fabric, composition and Classification of Metamorphic rocks
11) Metamorphism: variables, metamorphic facies, types of metamorphism
GEO/02 - STRATIGRAPHY AND SEDIMENTOLOGY - University credits: 0
GEO/06 - MINERALOGY - University credits: 0
Field activity: 25 hours
Practicals: 72 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Shifts:
I turno Laboratorio Minerali
Professor: Merlini Marco
I turno Laboratorio Rocce
Professors: Bersezio Riccardo, Fumagalli Patrizia
II turno Laboratorio Minerali
Professor: Merlini Marco
II turno Laboratorio Rocce
Professors: Bersezio Riccardo, Fumagalli Patrizia
Professor(s)
Reception:
Monday, 10.30-12.30
Via Mangiagalli 34, II floor
Reception:
Monday-Friday with appointment
Via Botticelli 23 - office first floor