Nov 26, 2022  
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MEM 314/314L Mineralology and Petrology for Mining Engineers/Lab

Credits: (3-1) 4

A study of the identifying characteristics of the many classes of minerals and rocks with emphasis on the application to the mining engineering discipline. Discussion of the role that these characteristics play in mine design and management will be included whenever possible. The laboratory will focus on hands-on sample description and identification of common silicate and non-silicate minerals and the description and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.  The course will include lecture, laboratory and field trips.

Prerequisites: GEOL 201  or GEOE 221/221L  and CHEM 112  
Corequisites: MEM 314L

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