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Petrology and geochemistry 701


 
Module code GLY 701
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Interpretation and application of advanced petrogenetic tools: the Rb/Sr and Sm/Nd isotopic systems, quantitative interpretation of binary and ternary phase diagrams, Harker type diagrams, assimilation-fractional crystallisation – partial melting. Geothermometers and geobarometers, PT-t loops. Abundance of elements in the crust, crust-forming models. Hydrous geochemistry. Recognition of geochemical anomalies. Analytical methods and the treatment of geochemical data. A one-week field trip to the Bushveld Complex.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Year

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