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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 GLY 255
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Quarter 3

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