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Course Descriptions

GEO 204 - Introduction to Mineralogy

This course has been deactivated and no longer offered at MCC

4 Credits

A study of the formation, occurrence and association of minerals with an emphasis on mineral identification through the study of their chemical, physical and crystallographic properties.

Prerequisites: GEO 101 and CHE 100 or permission of the instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate among the six major crystallographic groups.
2. Distinguish the various elements of symmetry that define crystallographic structure.
3. Describe several physical and chemical techniques used in mineral identification.
4. Identify specimens of at least 75 distinct mineral species.
5. Classify mineral specimens on the basis of their chemical composition and mineral group.
6. Recall the primary uses of economic mineral species.
7. Correlate different mineral species by their common associations.
8. Demonstrate proper technique in collecting mineral specimens in the field.

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