GEOSPHERE AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOPROSPECTING

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
3
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
56
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours), Exercise (16 hours)
Requirements: 

No prerequisite are needed

Final Examination: 
Orale

Oral examination. 3 reports, with practical exercises, are needed for the examination. Each evaluation will consider the clearness of the answers (40%), completeness of information in the reports (30%) and competence in evaluating and answering (30%)

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course aims to explain how to recognize, characterize and map rocks and geological structures that characterize the environments with a critical and scientific view.

The student will get:

Knowledge about the main mineralogical phases and rocks of the Earth, as well as environments and mechanisms controlling their formation and diagenesis;

Capacity to combine field-based experiences and theoretical knowledge;

Capacity to communicate results obtained during field activity on the base of what has been learnt during theoretical lessons.

Capacity to use a proper geological language

40 theoretical hours:

Goesphere and Earth (4 hours);

Minerals (4 hours);

Magmatic rocks, their formation and geological study (8 hours);

Sedimentary rocks, their formation and geological study (8 hours);

Metamorphic rocks, their formation and geological study (8 hours);

Geological survey techniques (8 hours).

16 field-based practical hours for mapping lithologies and geological structures applying theoretical methodologies.

Klein C. – Mineralogia – Bologna, Zanichelli, 2004

Mottana A., Crespi R., Liborio G.- Minerali e Rocce – Milano, Mondadori, 2004

Bosellini A., Mutti E., Ricci Lucchi F. - Rocce e successioni sedimentarie – Torino, UTET, 1985

Deer W.A., Howie R.A., Zussmann J. - Introduzione ai minerali che costituiscono le rocce – Bologna, Zanichelli, 1994

Mackenzie W.S., Guilford C. - Atlante dei minerali costituenti le rocce in sezione sottile – Bologna, Zanichelli, 1985

Yardley B. W.D., Mackenzie W.S., Guilford C. - Atlante delle rocce metamorfiche e delle loro microstrutture – Bologna, Zanichelli

Mackenzie W.S., Donaldson C.H., Guilford C. - Atlante delle rocce magmatiche e delle loro tessiture. – Bologna, Zanichelli

Adams A.E., Mackenzie W.S., Guilford C. - Atlante delle rocce sedimentarie al microscopio – Bologna, Zanichelli

D’Argenio B., Innocenti F., Sassi F.P. - Introduzione allo studio delle rocce - Torino, UTET, 1995

Peccerillo A. - Elementi di petrologia ignea e metamorfica – Perugia, Morlacchi, 2002

Morbidelli L. - Le rocce e i loro costituenti - Roma, Bardi, 2003

Bosellini A. - Introduzione allo studio delle rocce carbonatiche - Ferrara, Bovolenta, 1991

B.Simpson - Lettura delle carte geologiche, Dario Flacco editore

40 theoretical hours and 16 pratical hours in the field (3 excursions)

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