GEOL474

Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

15 points

Occurrences

Description

This course will concentrate on the geochemical aspects of igneous petrology. At every stage we will be seeking to discover what magma chemistry can tell us about the nature of igneous processes and the relationships between igneous rocks. Following coverage of "core material" we will discuss particular igneous processes, the petrogenesis of certain rock suites and select some of the "hot topics" in igneous petrology.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.