University of Calgary

GLGY 523 - Advanced Mineralogy - Winter 2019

Crystal chemistry of important mineral groups. Relations between structure, property, and composition. Common structure types and their use in understanding complex minerals. Elements of symmetry, space groups, X-ray diffraction techniques, and introduction to crystal structure determination and refinement using experimental data sets and extensive use of computers. Emphasis is on the interpretation and application of results to solving problems in Earth Sciences.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 313 or 423 and completion of at least 78 units (13 full-course equivalents).


This course will be offered next in Winter 2020.
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