Study of minerals, their formation, occurrence, properties, composition, and classification. Topics include crystal chemistry, internal crystal structures, optical and other physical properties, identification of crystal forms and mineral specimens, and an introduction to petrology. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. One or more one-day field trips. This course is equivalent to ESCI 221 and credit will not be earned if this course has been previously taken.
Prerequisites: GSCI 125 or GSCI 135, CHEM 161 and CHEM 162.
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