GB8102 - Advanced Mineralogy and Petrology


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours D

Course content

In mineralogy, emphasis will be on mineral groups that are important for the student's reaserch area. Mineral structure, physical properties, chemical variation, stability and microstructures and deformation mechanisms are relevant topics. Relevant themes in petrology comprise processes such as weathering, diagenesis, hydrothermal alteration, magmatism and metamorphism. Phase equilibria, partition of elements among coexisting phases, differentiation processes, anatexis, isotope geochemistry, mineralogical geothermometers and geobarometers may be emphasised. The syllabus will include a common part and an individual part depending of the interests.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: After accomplishment and passed examination the candidate shall have thorough knowledge at a high level within selected aspects of mineralogical and petrological processes and their role in understanding mineral and rock properties, distribution and/or applicability.

SKILLS: After accomplishment and passed examination the candidate shall know how to apply established and new theory and/or methodology of the selected topics in their own research.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: After completed and passed examination the candidate shall have gained experience in learning and presenting research result within a selected scientific topic as basis for further research.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be as compulsory colloquia including presentations and discussion. Selected topics shall be presented in a compulsory written report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report
  • Oral presentation (colloquium)

Further on evaluation

To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of mineralogy, petrography/petrology and chemistry/geochemistry.

Course materials

In addition to relevant textbooks, recent research articles from journals will make up most of the study material.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Ore Geology
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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