Igneous petrology 261

Module code GLY 261
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Classification and nomenclature of igneous rocks. The nature of silicate melts; physical and chemical factors influencing crystallisation and textures of igneous rocks. Phase diagrams, fractional crystallisation and partial melting. Trace elements and isotopes, and their use in petrogenetic studies. Global distribution of magmatism and its origin. Mid-oceanic ridges, active continental margins, intraplate magmatism.

Module credits 12.00
Prerequisites CMY 117, CMY 127, GLY 155, GLY 163, WTW 158 and PHY 114
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Academic organisation Geology
Period of presentation Quarter 3

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