Introduction to Petrography

John Butler, Department of Geosciences

This Introduction to Petrography homepage from the University of Houston contains a variety of instructional materials. Topics covered include tectonics, the rock cycle, mineralogy, sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic petrology, classification, phase diagrams, and magmatic differentiation. There are also links to 5 virtual field trips; Central hill country of Texas, Mohawk Valley field trip, virtual climb Stromboli, Big Bend, and Ring Mountain. There are comprehensive lecture notes, self quizzes, exercises and labs included on the page. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry, Structural Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Course Information:Goals/Syllabi, Activities:Problem Set, Course Information:Course Site, Course Information
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Petrology, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Structural Geology, Petrology, Geochemistry