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Two Component Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains lecture notes that are part of a petrology class taught at Tulane University. This section includes a discussion of systems, phases, components, the phase rule, two component ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Ternary Phase Diagrams part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes discuss equilibrium crystallization in two component systems. Isotherms and boundary curves are introduced in this section. Other topics discussed include congruently melting ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Magmatic Differentiation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes covers a number of topics including magmatic differentiation, chemical variation in rock suites, partial melting, fractional melting, crystal fractionation, Bowen's reaction ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Igneous Rocks of the Ocean Basins part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes introduce magmatism and petrology as they relate to the oceanic lithosphere. The notes cover ophiolite sequences and types of volcanic settings found in ocean basins. A section ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps

Igneous Rocks of the Convergent Margins part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Igneous Rocks of the Continental Lithosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes present a discussion of mineralogical classification of granitic rocks, definitions of hypersolvus and subsolvus granites, tectonic and chemical classification, and depth of ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations

Triangular Plots in Metamorphic Petrology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes discuss the use of three component systems in metamorphic petrology. Common triangular plots used in metamorphic rocks are presented with annotated ternary diagrams. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes covers factors affecting the mineral assemblages in metamorphic rocks. Topics covered include the phase rule in metamorphism, progressive (prograde) metamorphism, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Reaction Kinetics/Rates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Processes
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Metamorphic Reactions, Isograds, and Reaction Mechanisms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These lecture notes cover types of metamorphic reactions. Topics discussed include univariant and divariant reactions, mineral compatibility diagrams (AFM ternary), metamorphic reaction mechanisms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Metamorphic Processes, Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Phase Equilibria/Thermodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:PTt Relationships
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Table of Deformation Mechanisms and Processes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains a large table of deformation mechanisms and processes. Included in the information are the atomic scale of the process, diagnostic microstructures associated with the process, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Microstructures, Deformation Mechanisms, Fabrics, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations