Mineralogy and Petrology: The Scientific Study of Minerals and Rocks
The fundamental building blocks of Planet Earth: understood through studying rocks & minerals as hand specimens, through the petrological microscope, and by their behaviour in different geological conditions. Learn the techniques, theory, interpretation.
Resources for this course
|Earth's chemical composition and mineralogy||
Table of rock types and minerals forming the Earth's core, mantle, oceanic crust and continental crust.
|Virtual microscope (Open University)||
Photomicrographs of rock types, including Moon rocks and meteorites. Interactive site. Currently not many slides available, but they hope to...