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GY303 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Laboratory Reference Materials

Mineral formulae that may appear on tests (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/MineralFormulae.pdf

Mineral Percentage Estimate Chart (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/MineralPercentageEstimateCharts.pdf

Petrology Specimen Identification List (PDF document) NOTE: not equal to IUGS class.

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/PETROKEY.pdf

Lab Lecture: Felsic to Intermediate Intrusive Rock Classification

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/GY303_LabLecture_Felsic2Int.pdf

Jab 19: Lab Exercise: Felsic to Intermediate Igneous Rocks (PDF document) (Due Jan 26)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_Felsic2Int.pdf

IUGS Q-A-Pl felsic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_Q_A_P.pdf

IUGS F-A-Pl felsic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_F_A_P.pdf

Felsic to Intermediate Lab key

Lab Lecture: Intermediate to Mafic Igneous Rocks (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/GY303_LabLecture_Int2Mafic.pdf

Jan 26: Lab Exercise: Intermediate to Mafic Igneous Rocks (PDF document) (Due Feb 2)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_Int2Mafic.pdf

IUGS Pl-Pyx-Ol mafic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_Pl_Pyx_Ol.pdf

IUGS Pl-Pyx-Hbl mafic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_Pl_Pyx_Hbl.pdf

IUGS Pl-Cpx-Opx mafic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_Pl_Opx_Cpx.pdf

Intermediate to Mafic Lab key

Lab Lecture: Ultramafic Igneous Rocks (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/GY303_LabLecture_Ultramafic.pdf

Feb 2: Lab Exercise: Ultramafic igneous rocks (PDF document) (Due Feb 9)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_Ultramafic.pdf

IUGS Ol-Cpx-Opx ultramafic igneous rock classification ternary (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/IUGS_Ol_Opx_Cpx.pdf

Ultramafic Lab Key

Feb 9: Lab Test 1 Take-Home Test Form (Due Feb 23)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/LabTest1.pdf

Feb 16: Mardi Gras Holiday

Feb 23: Volcanic Hand Specimen I.D. (In class specimen test March 2)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/GY303_LabLecture_Volcanics.pdf

March 2: Volcanic specimen test (in-class)

Rules for Petrographic Microscope Usage (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/MicroscopeRules.pdf

Using the Petrographic Microscope with Thin Sections (PDF document)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/PetrographicMicroscope.pdf

Michel-Levy Birefringence Chart

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Michel-LevyColorChart.pdf

March 9: Lab Exercise: Basic Petrographic Microscope Mineral ID Techniques (Due March 16)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_MineralID.pdf

March 16: Lab Exercise- Igneous Thin Section Mineral ID (Due March 23)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_IgThinSectionMineralID.pdf

March 23: Lab Exercise- Point Counting with Igneous Thin Sections (Due March 30)

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/gy303/Lab_GroupPtCount.pdf

March 30: Metamorphic Hand Sample Classification

{metamorphic hand specimen ID lecture}

April 6: Lab Test- Metamorphic hand specimen in-class test

{metamorphic hand specimen test form}

April 13: Metamorphic thin section mineral ID

{metamorphic thin section mineral ID lecture}

April 20: Metamorphic thin section mineral point count (Due April 27)

{Metamorphic thin section point-count exercise form}

April 27: Lab Exercise: Metamorphic thin section point-count ID cont.

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