Maria Giuditta Fellin: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Name||Dr. Maria Giuditta Fellin|
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW D 84
|Telephone||+41 44 632 89 07|
|Fax||+41 44 632 11 79|
|651-4113-00L||Sedimentary Petrography and Microscopy||2 credits||2G||V. Picotti, M. G. Fellin|
|Abstract||Microscopy of carbonate (1st half of semester) and sliciclastic rocks (2nd half) rocks as well as siliceous, phosphatic and evaporitic sediements.|
|Objective||Description of grains and cement/matrix, texture, classification of the main sedimentary rocks. Discussion and interpretation of the environment of sedimentation. Diagenetic Processes.|
|Content||Microscopy of carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, siliceous and phosphatic rocks, their origin and classification. Diagenesis.|
|Lecture notes||English textbooks recommended|
|Literature||Tucker, M.E. (2001): Sedimentary Petrology-An introduction to the Origin of Sedimentary Rocks, 3rd Editition. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 262 p.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The earlier attendance of other MSc microscopy courses (e.g. magmatic and metamorphic rocks) is not required if during the BSc a general course on microscopy of rocks was completed.|
|651-4117-00L||Sediment Analysis||3 credits||2G||M. G. Fellin, A. Gilli, V. Picotti|
|Abstract||Aims, usefulness and theoretical background of methods for sediment analysis.|
|Objective||The course offers a series of basic methods useful for the analysis of sediments. It is also offered to apply these methods on material collected for the the students Master or PhD projects.|
|Content||Staining of thin sections for feldspar and carbonate, peels of carbonate rocks, modal analysis of siliciclastic rocks, calcimetry and organic carbon measurement, heavy mineral analysis, cold cathodoluminescence microscopy of carbonate rocks, simple clay mineral separation, exoscopy of quartz grains.|
|Lecture notes||For the various analytical methods English texts are available from text books and scientific publications.|
|Literature||BOUMA. A.H. (1969): Methods for the study of sedimentary structures. Wiley-Interscience, 458 p.|
CARVER, R.E. (Ed.) (1971): Procedures in sedimentary petrology. Wiley-Interscience, 653 p.
TUCKER, M. (Ed.) (1988): Techniques in sedimentology. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 394 p.
MANGE, M. A. & MAURER, H. F. (1992): Heavy minerals in colour, Chapman & Hall, 147 p.
and various journal papers
|Prerequisites / Notice||It is desirable but not excluding that the students bring their own material (Master or PhD project) for some of the analytical methods.|