Prerequisites: 42:160 or permission of Instructor.

An introduction to crystal structures, crystal chemistry and physical crystallography of naturally occurring minerals. Growth, classification, chemistry, occurrence and properties of a wide range of minerals are investigated. Laboratory: description and identification of the common minerals.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term

Successors: 42:282, 42:283.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 42:281 in the BU Course Transfer Database.