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  • 7.5 credits

The course covers crystallography, mineral chemistry, mineral physics, physical and optical properties of minerals, mineral identification and mineral analysis.

For more information see the course home page at: www.tellus.geo.su.se

  • Course structure


    Is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

    A = Excellent
    B = Very good
    C = Good
    D = Satisfactory
    E = Sufficient
    Fx = Insufficient
    F = Entirely insufficient

    The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    W. D. Nesse, 2009
    Introduction to Mineralogy
    Oxford University Press
    ISBN10: 0195391144
    ISBN 13: 9780195391145


    C. Klein and A. Philpotts, 2012
    Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
    Cambridge University Press
    ISBN: 9780521145213

  • Contact

    Alasdair SkeltonProfessor of Geochemistry and petrology
    Alasdair Skelton
    +46 (0)8 16 47 50 | Room: R425

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