Igneous and metamorphic petrology 263

Module code GLY 263
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. Classification of metamorphic rocks. Anatexis, migmatite and granite; eclogite. Metamorphic textures. PT-time loops. Metamorphism in various plate tectonic environments.

Module credits 24.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites GLY 255
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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