Geology Syllabus on Mineralogy and Crystallography

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1.Introduction : Definition, branches and scope of mineralogy. Importance and conservation of minerals. 2. Formation of minerals : Introduction and describption of geological processes of mineral formation. a) Crystallizations from melt b) Crystallization from Solution (Evaporation and precipitation) c) Crystallization from Vapour (Sublimation)

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Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.Syllabus of B.Sc. First Year 2009-10Subject : GeologySemester - I, Paper I : Mineralogy and Crystallography Sr.No.Syllabus1. Introduction : Definition, branches and scope of mineralogy. Importance and conservation of minerals.(2)2. Formation of minerals : Introduction and describption of geological processes of mineral formation.a) Crystallizations from meltb) Crystallization from Solution (Evaporation and precipitation)c) Crystallization from Vapour (Sublimation)d) Metamorphic processes and metamor phic minerals (5)3. Crystal Chemistrya) Bonding forces in crystals : Inonic, Covalent, Vander Waals and metallic bonds, crystals with more than one type of bond.b) Major element constituents of mineralsc) Geochemical affinity & classification of elementd) Geometrical and electrical stability of minerals (concept of relative size of ions, radius, ratios, co-ordination number & ionic substitution) e) Isomorphism, polymorphism, pseudomorphism.f) Silicate structures(12)4. Physical properties of minerals a) Colour, streak, luster, cleavage, fracture, hardness, form, magnetism, electrical property, radio activity, specific gravity & luminescence (Phosphorescence and Fluorescence)b) Methods of determining specific gravity Chemical balance, Walkers steelyard, Jollys spring balance, pycnometer, heavy liquids. (7)5. Crystallographya. Defination and conditions conducive for the

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