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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
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GEOL 302. Sedimentary Petrology

This is a course about sedimentary rocks in hand sample and thin section. With the polarizing microscope, students will study thin sections of outcrop and core samples. They will identify common minerals, textures and fabrics. They will identify the four components of all sedimentary rocks (framework grains, cements, matrix, pore types) and will make qualitative and quantitative measurements at a fundamentally different scale than is possible with just a field study of sedimentary rocks. Prerequisite: GEOL 280  or permission of the instructor.