TGB4126 - Mineralogy, Basic Course


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 3 hours A

Course content

The course provides a broad introduction to the subject of mineralogy and this includes a review of the most common silicate minerals, introducing crystallography and the the silicate groups, optical mineralogy and practical application of optical identification methods.

Learning outcome

By the end of the course the students should be able to apply the methods to identify minerals using their optical properties and make good description of optical properties of identified minerals with reference to mineral identification tables. They should be able to documents this in a systematic way and provide evidence of their conclusions with detailed mineral descriptions and drawings illustrating their observations.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises in optical microscopy. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of chemistry and knowlegde of rocks and minerals similar to the content of TGB4100 Geology, Introduction.

Course materials

Information will be given at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4125 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • 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 A INSPERA
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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