Deciphering lithospheric processes as recorded by the mineralogy, chemistry and textures of metamorphosed rocks.
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1. Apply principles of equilibrium thermodynamics to evaluate the conditions for formation of metamorphic mineral assemblages.
2. Assess petrogenetic evolution and Pressure-Temperature-time progression from metamorphic rock textures and mineral assemblages.
3. Relate changes in mineral content and texture across a metamorphic suite or map area to processes of metamorphism.
4. Differentiate mineralogical changes due to variable bulk composition from those that result from temperature, pressure, and imposed chemical potential.
5. Describe using metamorphic processes, the mechanisms by which heat, mass and fluid are transported in the Earth’s crust, and relate them to their plate tectonic environment.
Yardley, BWD An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology.
Recommended Reference Text: Makenzie, WS A Colour Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section.
|1||Terminology, Driving Forces||Chapter 1|
|3||Phase Diagrams||Chapter 2|
|4||Regional Metamorphism of Pelites||Chapter 3|
|5||High T, Low P Metamorphism of Pelites||Chapter 3|
|6||Meta-Basites, SeaFloor Hydrothermal Systems||Chapter 4|
|8||Metamorphism of Siliceous Limestones|
|9||Mid-Term Exam||Chapter 5|
|10||Siliceous Dolomites||Chapter 5|
|11||Mass Transport - Advection and Diffusion||Chapter 6|
|12||Heat Flow||Chapter 6|
|13||Time Dependence, Evolution of Metamorphic Systems||Chapter 7|
|14||Tectonism and Metamorphism||Chapter 7|
|2||Rock & Minerals Review|
|3||Minerals & Textures|
|6||Pelitic Hornfels & Migmatites|
|9||Marbles, Skarns,and Calc-Silicates|
|10||Mylonites and Geothermobarometry|
|11||Lab Test - Guidelines Posted Here Final Project Assigned|
|14||Final Project Due|