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Petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks

Pétrologie magmatique-métamorphique

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner, Othmar Müntener
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2013 -> 2014

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
12 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 0


In depth understanding of the concepts of igneous and metamorphic petrology.


Igneous petrology

genesis of tholeiites (mid-ocean ridge magmatism, layered intrusions) and genesis of calco-alkaline rocks, by applying theoretical and practical methods to study igneous rocks. Practical work includes polarization microscopy and theoretical calculations

Metamorphic petrology

Metamorphism of carbonates, mixed volatile systems, fluid flow in metamorphic rocks, kinetics of mineral reactions. Practical work includes polarization microscopy and theoretical calculations


oral examination - see "plan d'études"


Philpotts, A.R., Ague, J.J: Prinicples of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2009

Winter, J.D. An introduction to igneous and metamorphic petrology. 2nd edition, Prentice-Hall, 2006

Programme requirements

Minéralogie général, Petrographie, Petrologie I, Pétrologie II

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