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Chemical Petrology

Earth And Planetary Sciences 542 - Fall 2020

Application of chemical data to the petrogenesis of selected metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rock suites. Topics include: abundance and distribution of elements in crustal materials; crystal-chemical controls on elemental fractionations; elemental mobility and immobility in crustal metamorphic processes; uses and abuses of discriminant diagrams; secular trends in crustal composition. Two class hours and one two-hour discussion period a week. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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