Petrogenesis of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

The content of the course is divided into theoretical petrology, in which students learn about petrogenesis of the igneous rocks, their geochemical and isotopic characteristics, and the environment for their occurrence.

GRANITES: classifications, phase diagrams of granite systems, physical properties of granite magma, formation of granite structures, granite magma differentiation, volcanic-pluton boundary, partial melting – resting, mixing of granite melt with basalt, mechanisms of lift control and magma placement, lift rates, crystallization and cooling , oceanic plagiogranites, batolites of the cordiller type (world, European, Slovene), magnetism inside the plate (A-type and alkaline granites), migmatites, volatile components and pegmatites, the origin of granite melt relative to tectonic environments, mafic inclusions

METAMORPHIC ROCKS: chemical reactions and chemical kinetics in metamorphic rocks, mineral thermodynamics and phase equilibrium in metamorphic rocks, mineral chemistry of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic crystallization mechanisms, geothermometry and geobarometry of metamorphic rocks, geochemistry of metamorphic rocks, nature of the protolith, structure and deformation of metamorphic rocks, partial melting during high grade metamorphism, fluids and metasomatic reactions during metamorphism, the geodynamic significance of metamorphic rocks, metamorphic rocks in Slovenia

TUTORIALS: macroscopic and microscopic recognition of various types of magmatic and metamorphic rocks (including hydrothermal changes) and the use of different diagrams and computer programs for their classification and for fractional crystallization

Geology (MAG) - Geoenvironment and Geomaterials (GGM)





TeacherMatej Dolenec
Mirijam Vrabec

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