Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Dec 08, 2019  
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GEO 220 - Mineral Science

Course Units: 1
(Winter; Manon) Study of the diverse solid materials that make up most of our planet, many of our industrial resources and materials, and most of our precious gems. We will examine the nature of the external and internal symmetry of crystals, chemical bonding and substitution in crystal lattices, mineral properties, crystal optics, and the identification of minerals by physical, chemical, optical, and X-ray diffraction techniques. Prerequisite(s): CHM 101  and any geology course numbered 110 or higher. Corequisite(s): GEO 220L Lecture/Lab Hours Weekly lab.



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