Petrology (GLY 302)

Spring 2015

Dr. Robert S. Darling

Sillimanite in thin section, Moose River, NY

You will find on this page information, materials, and other resources to accompany the course. This site may be updated throughout the semester, so please check back often.

Petrology is an upper division Geology course designed for majors in Geology (GLY; GLY-E), and Adolescence Education--Earth Science (AES). Students enrolled in this course will be exposed to basic principles used for the interpretation of rocks. The topics covered are listed in the course syllabus (see below).


General Course Information

  • Binary crystallization of quartz and K-feldspar  
  • Binary eutectic melting of quartz and K-feldspar_1 
  • Binary eutectic melting of quartz and K-feldspar_2 
  • Application of the lever rule for quartz and K-feldspar 
  • Binary crystallization of plagioclase 
  • Application of lever rule for plagioclase 
  • Petrology Links

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