MINERALOGY LECTURE & LAB SCHEDULE - FALL 2001

LAB #
DATES
SUBJECT
REQUIRED READING
1
Aug. 28, 30
Organization and objectives; Introduction to crystallography (external form and symmetry) Klein, CH1, 1-16; CH5, 170-179
2
Sept. 4
Crystal point-group symmetry No new readings
3
Sept. 6
Forms, coordinate axes and symmetry notation Klein, CH5, 179-213
4
Sept. 11
Twinning, polymorphs, and crystal defect structures Klein, cont.
5
Sept. 13
Crystal chemistry (atoms; ions; ionic radii; rr; bonding; Pauling's rules; ionic substitution) Klein, CH3, 38-80
6
Sept. 18
Simple ionic bonding; Linking of anionic groups (polymerization) Klein, CH3, 80-90
7
Sept. 20
Composition variation in minerals; Mineral analyses to chemical formulas Klein, CH3, 90-98
8
Sept. 25
Graphical representation and interpretation of chemical data Klein, CH3, 98-103
9
Sept. 27, Oct. 2
Mineral stability and stability diagrams Klein, CH4, 104-126 (skip Thermo.)

10- begin

Oct. 4
Review for lecture exam on Oct. 9 from 2-2:50, followed by with Lab 10 (3-5 pm) Physical properties of minerals. Klein CH2, 17-37 (for lab only)
10 - finsh
Oct. 9
First Midterm Lecture Exam; Review for Lab Exam on Thursday  

 

Oct. 11
Systematic Mineralogy (in lecture) - The Silicates; First Lab Exam TBA (skim pertinent sections of ref.materials in KH)
11
Oct. 16-18
Systematic Mineralogy - The Silicates I
NOTE: Mike will be gone to a meeting in South Amercia (SSAGI III) from October 19-30. Lectures will be continued by other faculty.
TBA
12
Oct. 23-25
Systematic Mineralogy - The Silicates II TBA
13
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1
Systematic Mineralogy - Nonsilicates I TBA
14
Nov. 6
Systematic Mineraolgy - Nonsilicates II TBA
Nov.8
Review for lecture exam; Lab - cont. Nonsilicates II TBA
Nov. 13
Second Lecture Exam (2-2:50); review for Thursday Lab Exam from 3-5 pm. TBA
Nov. 15
Second Lab Exam; Lect. - Introd. to Optical Mineralogy and the Petrographic Microscope TBA
Nov. 20-24
THANKSGIVING VACATION  
15
Nov. 27-29
Petrography Lab I TBA
16
Dec. 4-6
Petrography Lab II TBA
Dec. 11
Review for Lecture and Lab Final Exams  
Dec. 13
Lab Final Exam, 2-5 pm  
 
Dec. 19
Lecture Final Exam, 12:30 - 2:30 pm  
       

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