This course aims to teach the students the proper sampling methods of rocks, ores and sediments, the laboratory processing of the samples and the methods of analyses of minerals and rocks.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Techniques of thin and polished section preparation. Examination of thin sections under the polarized microscope. Staining of minerals. Point-counting of thin sections. Separation techniques of minerals and rocks. Micro-analysis. Atomic absorption spectrophotometry analysis. Mineralogical analysis by means of X-Ray diffraction. X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry.
Sampling of minerals, rocks, ores, thin and polished sections, methods of research