Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM2312 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (2011)

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MODULE TITLEIgneous and Metamorphic Petrology CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSM2312 MODULE CONVENERDr Jens Andersen (Coordinator), Prof Ben Williamson, Prof Frances Wall
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
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The module provides an introduction to igneous and metamorphic processes and their plate tectonic context. The module develops skills for the description, identification, and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
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Igneous petrology (term 1 and 2): Present day igneous activity; crystallisation processes; magmatic differentiation; binary and ternary phase-diagrams in igneous petrology; suites of magmatic rocks (alkaline, calc-alkaline and tholeiitic); styles of volcanism; classification of volcanic rocks; origin of basalts, andesites, granites, alkaline rocks, and carbonatites; cumulate rocks; igneous rocks of the Archean; major and trace elements in igneous processes; magma source regions; isotopic variations of igneous rocks; an introduction to magmatic ore-forming processes. Metamorphic petrology (term 2): Controls of metamorphism and metamorphic processes; definitions and main settings of metamorphism; metamorphic facies; metamorphic equilibrium and phase diagrams; metamorphic textures; interrelations between metamorphism and deformation; compositional groups; characteristic mineral assemblages of metapelites, metabasites, and metacarbonates in low-, medium- and high-pressure facies series. Practical skills (term 1 and 2): Identification, description and interpretation of igneous and metamorphic textures and mineral assemblages in field, hand specimen, and thin section. Uses of phase diagrams, major and trace elements, and isotopes in petrological studies.
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 (NQF Level 5) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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