651-4051-00L  Reflected Light Microscopy and Ore Deposits Practical

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersT. Driesner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractIntroduction to reflected light microscopy. Use of the microscope. Identification of opaque minerals through the used of tables.
Description of textures and paragenetic sequences.
Given Participants should attend in parallel with Ore Deposits I (651-4037-00L).
ObjectiveRecognition of the most important ore minerals in polished section, interpretation of mineral textures in geologcal context
ContentIntroduction to reflected light microscopy as a petrographic technique. Leaning main diagnstic criteria. Study of small selection of important and characteristic minerals. Interpreting polished (thin) sections as exercise
Lecture notesTo be handed out in class
Prerequisites / NoticeCredits and mark based on independent description of selected sample(s) towards the end of the course