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Petrology and Geodynamics of the Lithosphere - GEOS344

This unit embodies a detailed description of the chemical and mineralogical composition of the crust and uppermost 200 km of the mantle. Themes covered include the composition of the mantle and the melts it can give rise to, the mineralogical makeup and textures of metamorphic crustal rocks, and a characterisation of the assemblages of rocks that are typical for various tectonic environments on the modern and ancient Earth. Emphasis is laid on integrating information from different sub-disciplines of the Earth sciences. Practical work comprises exercises on metamorphic and igneous rocks and builds an understanding of the intimate relationship between geochemistry and petrology.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Stephen Foley

GEOS207 and (GEOS226 or GEOS272Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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