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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Reflected-Light Microscopy
LECTURERS: Prof. B. Hofmann
SCOPE:Laboratory course on identification of opaque minerals and their textures in rocks, solid wastes and corrosion products
CATEGORY: Analytical Methods and Modelling
ECTS Credits:1.5
FREQUENCY:annually in fall semester
CONTENTS:Many solid phases important to the mineral-resource and waste-disposal industries are opaque in normal white light. Reflected-light microscopy allows these phases to be identified and their textures documented.This course covers: principles of reflected-light microscopy; optical properties of solid phases; methods of identification; textures in ores, slags and corrosion products.
ASSESSMENT:Written report on examination of one specific polished section

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.

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