20401945 - PETROGRAPHY AND LABORATORY

Acquisition of a comprehensive knowledge of the behavior and properties of igneous and metamorphic rocks and a technical skills base of optical petrography to describe and classify igneous and metamorphic rocks.

ROMANO CLAUDIA

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Programme

IGNEOUS PETROLOGY
THE EARTH’S INTERIOR.CLASSIFICATION AND NOMENCLATURE OF IGNEOUS ROCKS. IGNEOUS STRUCTURES AND FIELD RELATIONSHIP. AN INTRODUCTION TO THERMODYNAMICS. TWO COMPONENT SYSTEMS. BINARY EUTECTIC SYSTEMS. BINARY PERITECTIC SYSTEMS. BINARY SYSTEMS WITH COMPLETE SOLID SOLUTION. THREE-COMPONENT (TERNARY) SYSTEMS. REACTIONS SERIES. CHEMICAL PETROLOGY: MAJOR AND MINOR ELEMENTS. TRACE ELEMENTS AND ISOTOPES.GENERATION OF BASALTIC MAGMAS. DIVERSIFICATION OF MAGMAS. MAGMATISM ADN PLATE TECTONIC. MID-OCEAN RIDGE VOLCANISM. OCEANIC INTRAPLATE VOLCANISM. SUBDUCTION-RELATED IGNEOUS ACTIVITY. PLUTONIC BELTS OF CONTINENTAL ARCS. GRANITOID ROCKS.

METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
METAMORPHIC AGENTS AND CHANGES. THE TYPES OF METAMORPHISM. CLASSIFICATION OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS. STRUCTURES AND TEXTURES OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS. ISOGRADS, METAMORPHIC FACIES, AND PRESSURE-TEMPERATURE EVOLUTION. ASSEMBLAGE, REACTIONS AND EQUILIBRIUM. CONTROL OF METAMORPHIC REACTIONS. METAMORPHISM OF MAFIC AND ULTRAMAFIC IGNEOUS ROCKS. METAMORPHISM OF ALUMINOUS CLASTIC ROCKS. METAMORPHISM OF CALCAREOUS ROCKS.





Core Documentation

1)AN INTRODUCTION TO IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY. JOHN D. WINTER.PRENTICE HALL NEW JERSEY.
2)ESSENTIALS OF IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY B. RONALD FROST CAROL D. FROSTCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
3) LE ROCCE E I LORO COSTITUENTI. LUCIO MORBIDELLI SCIENZE E LETTERE
4) PETROGRAFIA MICROSCOPICA. ZEZZA U. LA GOLIARDICA PAVESE
5)MATERIAL FURNISHED BY THE PROFESSOR



Reference Bibliography

1)AN INTRODUCTION TO IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY. JOHN D. WINTER.PRENTICE HALL NEW JERSEY. 2)ESSENTIALS OF IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY B. RONALD FROST CAROL D. FROSTCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 3) LE ROCCE E I LORO COSTITUENTI. LUCIO MORBIDELLI SCIENZE E LETTERE 4) PETROGRAFIA MICROSCOPICA. ZEZZA U. LA GOLIARDICA PAVESE 5)MATERIAL FURNISHED BY THE PROFESSOR

Type of delivery of the course

The course is organized with theoretical lectures and pratical teaching in the optical mineralogy and petrography laboratory.

Attendance

the attendance of theoretical lectures and pratical teaching in the optical mineralogy and petrography laboratory is mandatory.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists in a written test, organized with open questions on the theoretical aspects of petrology and in a practical test that consists in the recognition and description of igneous and metamorphic rocks in thin sections under optical microscopy. The oral examination will be based upon the written tests.

VONA ALESSANDRO

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Programme

Third part: practical teaching in the mineralogy and petrology laboratory. The teaching consists in the study and recognition in thin section of the most common igneous and metamorphic rocks.


Core Documentation

First (igneous petrology) and second part (metamorphic petrology):
- An Introduction To Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology. John D. Winter.Prentice Hall New Jersey.
- Magmatismo E Metamorfismo. D’amico C., Innocenti, F., Sassi F.P. Utet.

Third part (practical teaching):
- Petrografia Microscopica. Zezza U. La Goliardica Pavese


Reference Bibliography

- An Introduction To Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology. John D. Winter.Prentice Hall New Jersey. - Magmatismo E Metamorfismo. D’amico C., Innocenti, F., Sassi F.P. Utet. - Petrografia Microscopica. Zezza U. La Goliardica Pavese

Type of delivery of the course

In order to acquire the projected skills, the course is organized with theoretical lectures and practical teaching which will be held in the optical mineralogy and petrography laboratory.

Attendance

The attendance of theoretical lectures and practical teaching in the optical mineralogy and petrography laboratory is mandatory.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists in 3 hours written test, organized with open questions on the theoretical aspects of petrology. The exam consists in questions related to igneous petrology and questions related to metamorphic petrology, both oriented to verify the overall comprehension of the concepts of petrology and the students capability to apply this knowledge to natural cases. After the written test, a practical test will be administered consisting in the recognition and description of 1 igneous and 1 metamorphic rock in thin sections under optical microscopy. The oral examination will be based upon the written and practical tests.