651-4113-00L  Sedimentary Petrography and Microscopy

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersV. Picotti, M. G. Fellin
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


651-4113-00 GSedimentary Petrography and Microscopy28s hrs
Fri/110:15-12:00NO D 69 »
14:15-16:00NO D 69 »
V. Picotti, M. G. Fellin

Catalogue data

AbstractMicroscopy of carbonate (1st half of semester) and sliciclastic rocks (2nd half) rocks as well as siliceous, phosphatic and evaporitic sediements.
ObjectiveDescription of grains and cement/matrix, texture, classification of the main sedimentary rocks. Discussion and interpretation of the environment of sedimentation. Diagenetic Processes.
ContentMicroscopy of carbonate and siliciclastic rocks, siliceous and phosphatic rocks, their origin and classification. Diagenesis.
Lecture notesEnglish textbooks recommended
LiteratureTucker, M.E. (2001): Sedimentary Petrology-An introduction to the Origin of Sedimentary Rocks, 3rd Editition. Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford, 262 p.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe earlier attendance of other MSc microscopy courses (e.g. magmatic and metamorphic rocks) is not required if during the BSc a general course on microscopy of rocks was completed.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersV. Picotti, M. G. Fellin
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Places24 at the most
Waiting listuntil 14.09.2023

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Earth Sciences MasterPart A: Microscopy CoursesW+Information