12.490 | Fall 2005 | Graduate
Advanced Igneous Petrology

Labs

Students are given approximately a week to complete the below labs using thin sections from the MIT collection.

Labs

  1. Rock-forming Minerals: Pyroxene and Olivine (PDF)
  2. Rock-forming Minerals: Feldspars, Amphiboles, and Sheet Silicates (PDF)
  3. Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts (MORB) (PDF)
  4. Undersaturated Mafic Magmas (PDF)
  5. Magma Mixing (PDF)
  6. Sierra Nevadas: Calc-Alkaline Plutonic Rocks (PDF)
  7. Stillwater Layered Igneous Intrusion (PDF)
  8. Komatiites (Demonstration by Prof. Grove)
  9. Meteorites (PDF)