Course ObjectiveStudy of heavy minerals as a tool to establish the Quaternary
lithostratigraphy of the Netherlands and abroad and to establish the
provenance of the sediments and reconstruct fluvial basin evolution.
Course ContentThe study of optical characteristics of heavy minerals under the
microscope. The study of the heavy mineral characteristics (relief,
color, pleochroism, etc.) in slides from the mono-mineral collection.
Recognition and determination of heavy minerals from unconsolidated
deposits. Interpretation of heavy mineral assemblages regarding the
provenance of the sediment and the Quaternary lithostratigraphy and
paleogeographical development of the northwestern Europe.
Teaching MethodsDepending on the number of students. 10x3 hours of lectures/practical
courses or self study
Method of AssessmentOral examination and determination of heavy minerals under the
microscope by the student (90%); presentation (10%)
Entry RequirementsBachelor in Earth Sciences
LiteratureMange, M.A. & H.F.W. Maurer 1992 Heavy minerals in colour. Chapman &
Hall, London, 147 pp.
Boenigk, 1983 Schwermineralanalyse, Ferdinand Enke Publishers,
Stuttgart, 158 pp.
Target AudienceMaster students Earth Sciences
Additional InformationThis optional course is offered every two years. The next course takes
place in 2019 - 2020 depending on the number of students
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. C. Kasse|
|Examiner||dr. C. Kasse|
dr. C. Kasse
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