Applied Mineralogy and Georesources: classification of minerals and rocks of economic interest; resources and reserves; use of georesources; economic value of earth resources; Classification of mineral deposits; deposits of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic origin; hydrothermal genesis; physical mineralogical and petrographic features of rocks and minerals of industrial interest
Examples of minerals and rocks with economic interest: clay minerals and their properties; kaolin; bentonites; zeolites; cements; examples of industrial processes for the preparation of the minerals and rocks; fossil fuels: composition and genesis of oil; the source and reservoir rocks.
Environmental and health aspects of the minerals: the asbestiform minerals; the particulate air pollution; volcanic ash
Laboratory of Applied Mineralogy: laboratory on the separation of minerals; XRD, XRF, porosimetry and microscopy laboratories.
Notes and Power point files of the lessons.
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