Course Information
Course Code ERSC 2P22
Course Title Optical Mineralogy
Description Properties of light and its interaction with mineral grains: reflection, refraction, polarization, interference phenomena, extinction, colour and pleochroism. Refractometry; isotropic, uniaxial and biaxial optics; interpretation of interference figures. Transmitted light petrography in the identification of and familiarization with major rock-forming minerals in grain mounts and in thin section.
Course Format Lectures, lab, 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s) ERSC 2P21.