GEO 215 Minerals and Rocks

Theory, geological occurrence, and identification of the common minerals and rocks. A well-written report, critiqued and returned for revision, is required. Laboratory work includes a brief introduction to the petrographic microscope, but mostly emphasizes hand specimen identification. Two-day field trip to the Thousand Islands/Laurentian lowlands of New York State, or to Bancroft, Ontario mineral localities.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

GEO 165*

Offered

Every other year

Notes

* Indicates that the course can be taken in the same semester