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This collection of internet resources is intended to help faculty in teaching or designing petrology courses. Many of the resources are lecture notes or PowerPoint presentations that are illustrated with useful diagrams, graphs and figures. There are also course syllabi, petrology projects, and on-line galleries of photomicrographs.


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Metamorphic Facies and Metamorphosed Mafic Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 72-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses mineral assemblages and metamorphic facies in terms of temperature and pressure changes. Eclogite, granulite, amphibolite, blueschist, greenschist, ...

Metamorphism of Pelitic Sediments part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PowerPoint presentation includes 30 slides discussing metamorphism in pelitic rocks. The presentation uses AKF diagrams to describe Barrovian zones of metamorphism in metapelites. Metamorphism ...

Intersecting Isograds at Whetstone Lake part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 15-slide PowerPoint presentation takes the viewer through a real life investigation of metamorphic terrane consisting of pelitic and calcareous rocks. The investigation includes recognition of 5 ...

Introduction to Metamorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from ...

Petrology, Chapter 24: Metamorphic Mineral Assemblages part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 81-slide PowerPoint presentation reviews the phase rule in terms of metamorphic systems, using the brucite-periclase system as an example. Binary and ternary chemographic diagrams are used to ...

Metamorphic Rocks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource provides a comprehensive introduction to metamorphic rocks. The web site has an alphabetical list of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic classification schemes, an introduction to ...

Types of Metamorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes introduces metamorphic grade and type (contact, regional, cataclastic, hydrothermal, burial, shock), and classification of metamorphic rocks. Further topics include texture, ...

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 ...

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, ...

Contact Metamorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This set of lecture notes about contact metamorphism contains information on contact aureoles, isograds, thermal conductivity, and latent heat of crystallization. Albite-epidote hornfels, hornblende ...

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