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Code: 44086
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Dražen Balen
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Dražen Balen - Practicum
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Importance of phase and chemical composition and microstructures in the genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Importance of trace elements and isotopes in the genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Role of accessory minerals in the genesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Petrochemical and geochemical calculations - reasons, applicability, constraints, limits. Norms - approach and use in the igneous and metamorphic petrology. Specific software in the igneous and metamorphic petrology. Construction and interpretation of various petrologic, phase, variation and discrimination diagrams. Petrochemical calculations in the metamorphic petrology. AFM, ACF i A´KF diagrams. Metamorphism and deformation. Growth and importance of pretectonic, intertectonic, sintectonic and post-tectonic porphyroblasts. Microtectonics. Geometry and crystallography vs. optical elements. Necessity of 3rd dimension in thin section. Geothermobarometry basics. Age of igneous and metamorphic rocks - principles, basics and methods. P-T-t-D-X reaction paths, ideas, basics. Igneous and metamorphic rocks in the area (Pannonian Basin, Tisia, Alps, Carpathians, Dinarides). Volcanism in the area, potential hazard. The ?granite problem? - ideas, evolution, state of the art.

Learning outcomes:

Advanced knowledge and understanding of the natural processes underlying the study of geology and igneous and metamorphic rocks genesis.
An awareness of the wider spectrum of geological disciplines.
Ability to create simple geological models.
Knowledge of appropriate solution patterns for geological problems.
Ability to integrate field and laboratory evidence with theory following the sequence from observation to recognition, synthesis and modelling.
Basic ability to combine theory and practice to complete geological tasks.
Ability to undertake literature searches, and to use data bases and other sources of information.
Basic ability to solve numerical problems using computer and non-computer based techniques.
Basic ability to work effectively and communicate in national and international contexts.
Ability to evaluate performance as an individual and a team member.
Ability to identify individual and collective goals and responsibilities and to perform in a manner appropriate to these roles.
Ability to evaluate critically professional and research papers.
Ability to plan and appropriate programme of continuing professional development.
  1. Hibbard, M. J. (1995): Petrography to Petrogenesis. Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 587 pp.
  2. Bucher, K. & Frey, M (2002): Petrogenesis of Metamorphic rocks. Springer Verlag, 341 pp
1. semester
Obvezni izborni kolegiji za Mineralogiju i petrologiju (zimski semestar) - Regular study - Geology
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