Earth Materials

Instructor: Anastasia Chopelas (first 5 weeks in mineralogy)
Office: 243 Johnson
Phone: 543-9586
email: chopelas at u
Office Hours: Tuesdays at 9:30 and 12:30, or by APPT

Instructor: Stewart McCallum (second half in petrology)
Office: 436a Johnson
Phone: 543-9494
email: mccallum at u
Web page:
Office Hours: TBA

TA's: Beth Mahrt and Luke Mioduszewski
Beth's office hours Thursdays 12:30-2:30 in Johnson 323, or by APPT
Luke's office hours Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30
Lecture time and location: MWF 10:30-11:20, Johnson 175
Laboratory in Johnson 127 at:

  1. TuTh 10:30a -12:20p
  2. MW 1:30p - 3:20p

Nesse, William D. (2000) Introduction to Mineralogy. Oxford University Press.

Source book for mineralogy:
Klein, C.,Hurlbut, C.S. (2001) Manual of Mineralogy, 22nd edition. John
Wiley and Sons.
Source book for petrology:
BIatt, H. & Tracy, R.J. (1995) Petrology: Igneous, sedimentary, and
metamorphic, 2nd edition. W.H. Freeman & Co.

Announcements: Midterm now set for Feb 8th (Wednesday). See posted review questions to be used as study guide. You may take one page of handwritten notes (two sides). Otherwise closed book.

Lab exam on Feb 6th and 7th. Tomorrow and Thursday, there will be a practice test, with unknown minerals. So you will know what sort of thing to expect on your lab test. Your stereonets are due this week.

Minerals will be out Friday after class again for those that need to work on those.

Please note that the textbook is a guide to be used to supplement information given in lecture and lab. It is also a reference that contains useful tables and charts as well as useful information on the minerals you will be examining in the laboratory. The reading next to lectures and lab materials are background and reference. If a subject is not covered in lecture or lab, such as the orbitals in Chapter 3 in Nesse, it will not appear in the tests.


Course E-post page Can be found HERE



FINAL EXAM: Monday, March 13, 8:30 to 10:20