Origin and Petrology of Earth's Crust

A lecture and laboratory course focused on the genesis, composition, and petrology of Earth’s crust and mantle. Topics include mass transfer from the mantle, differentiation of silicate melts and their eventual emplacement or eruption, as well as the response of the crust to parameters of pressure and temperature (i.e., metamorphism).

Prerequisite: Geology 211.

1 unit — Gevedon

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Igneous Petrology explores classification, modes of occurrence, and origin of igneous rocks. Students explore varies topics including magma mingling, ultramafic rocks, and crystal settling.
Image by Professor Noblett. Banner image by Arielle Gross.
Image by Professor Noblett. Banner image by Arielle Gross.
An upper-level Geology course, Igneous Petrology explores classification, modes of occurrence, and origin of igneous rocks. Topics include magma mingling, ultramafic rocks, and crystal settling. In addition to working in lab, students will embark on a one day field trip to Lake George and Eleven-Mile Canyon.

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 5 Origin and Petrology of Earth Michelle Gevedon Tutt Science Building 107 25 / 8 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 7 Origin and Petrology of Earth's Crust Michelle Gevedon TBA 25 / 25 05/21/2022
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