Prof. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc.
Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology
Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Sciences
128 43 Prague 2
phone: (+420) 22195 1521
This is a basic course in petrology of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The main emphasis is placed on the recognition and understanding of rock-forming minerals, classification of rocks and their textures. The cours is also focused also on the physical and chemical processes during formation of rocks and their relationships to the geotectonic environment in the earth's crust.
This is an introductory course that covers undestaning of compositional changes in metamorphic minerals, metamorphic facies and reactions and phase relationships between minerals. In addition to basics of thermobarometric calculations, students have the opportunity to gain skills in modeling PT grids and developing P-T-X using thermodynamic data.
The advanced course covers phase and chemical equilibria between minerals during metamorphism. Attention is paid to substitution relations in minerals, behavior of trace elements in minerals during metamorphism, stability fields of mineral and mineral assemblages and construction of P-T-X diagrams. Students have the opportunity to acquire skills in using of common software for thermodynamic calculations.
The course is focused on main types of igneous and metamorphosed rocks in thin section. In the structural relationships between minerals of igneous rocks, emphasis is placed on the succession of mineral formation and possible subsequent transformations in the rocks. In the case of metamorphic rocks, attention is paid to the formation and breakdown of minerals, their structural relationships and classification rocks according to the degree of their metamorphism.
MG440P74, Materials of Earth's Crust
The course is intended for students of Geotechnology and provides a basic overview of minerals and rocks, their classification with special attention structure and properties of minerals and rocks. In the petrological part, attention is focused on the terminology, classification and use of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.