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    Vassar College
  Feb 21, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ESCI 201 - Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
The earth is made up of many different materials, including minerals, rocks, soils, and ions in solution, which represent the same atoms recycled continually by geological and biogeochemical cycles. This course takes a holistic view of the earth in terms of the processes leading to the formation of different materials. The class involves study in the field as well as in the laboratory using hand specimen identification along with the optical microscope and X-ray diffractometer. Jeffrey Walker.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 151  or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods; one 4-hour laboratory/field period.

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