This course is M.Phil. Level course of Mineralogy. Applied Mineralogy, a research field located between Earth Science and Material Science, encompasses such diverse disciplines as the prospection, extraction and refinery of ores, the manufacturing of materials, and the impact of minerals on the environment. So the course is designed to acquire the knowledge about the physical and optical properties of various rock forming minerals and to develop a relationship between the structure chemistry and properties of silicates, carbonates, oxides, sulphides, and phosphate. This will help the students to classify minerals in different groups according to their properties and economic importance such as gemstones.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Understand the physical and optical properties of various rock forming minerals.
- Develop a relationship between the structure chemistry and properties of various mineral groups.
- Understand the mineralogical properties and economic importance of gemstones.
- Deer, W. A. (2011). Rock-forming minerals. Geological Society of London.
- Nesse, W. D. (1991). Introduction to optical mineralogy (No. 549.12 N4 1991).
- Petruk, W. (2000). Applied mineralogy in the mining industry. Elsevier.
- Ribbe, P. H. (Ed.). (2018). Feldspar mineralogy (Vol. 2). Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG.
- Howie, R. A., Zussman, J., & Deer, W. (1992).An introduction to rock-forming minerals. Longman.
Sessional: 20 (Presentation + Participation + Assignments)
Midterm exam: 30
Final exam: 50
- 75 % attendance is must for the students to appear in exam of Midterm and final
- Monthly attendance will informed to students
- Students are required be attentive in class
- Sessional marks would only be given according to the assigned criteria