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Winter 2024
May 20,2024
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G 146 - Rocks and Minerals
Associated Term: Winter 2024
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Critically examine the roles that rock and mineral resources play in making choices affecting sustainability of the environment
2. Test the properties of minerals, and to recognize common rock-forming and resource minerals
3. Describe the chemistry of minerals and recognize mineral groups and silicate subclasses and their interrelationships
4. Sketch space lattices, and sketch or demonstrate the symmetry and characteristics of the seven crystal systems
5. Explain the formation of minerals, gems, ore deposits, and specific types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
6. Draw, identify, and describe the textures, structures, mineralogy and chemistry of rocks, and be able to recognize common and important igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
7. Demonstrate proper sample collection techniques, labeling, documentation, and ethics
8. Report how rocks and minerals are used as resources and the relationships among rocks, minerals, gems and society
9. Assess the methods, hazards and environmental impacts of mining and mineral/rock use
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