Module Identifier EA22410  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Nicholas J G Pearce  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Ronald Fuge  
Pre-Requisite EA11610  
Co-Requisite EA22310  
Course delivery Practical   33 Hours. 11 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment Weekly Submission of Laboratory Practicals100%
Supplementary Exam NOT available. There is no re-sit available for this practically based course   

Learning outcomes

On succesful completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:


To introduce students to the basic principles of geochemistry and its applications, and to outline the relationships which exist between the geochemistry, mineralogy and petrology of the solid materials which make up the planet.

Brief description

This practical based module will relate rock and mineral chemistry to their modes of origins through a series of petrological and numerical practicals, and will provide an integrated approach to the origins of crustal materials through magma genesis and evolution. Isotopic evolution of crustal rocks will also be considered. The applications of geochemistry will be discussed in relation to environmental quality, describing the relationship between natural background, derived from the underlying rocks and modifications due to human activity.

Reading Lists

** Consult For Futher Information
Gunter Faure (1998) Principles and applications of geochemistry : a comprehensive textbook for geology students 2nd. Upper Saddle River, N.J ; London : Prentice Hall 0023364505
Gunter Faure (1986) Principles of isotope geology 2nd. New York : Wiley,
Krauskopf, K.B and D.K. Bird (1967) Introduction to geochemistry McGraw-Hill
Mason, B. and C.B. Moore (1982) Principles of geochemistry New York : John Wiley
Robin Gill (1996) Chemical fundamentals of geology 2nd. 0412549301
Robin Gill (1997) Modern analytical geochemistry : an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis for earth, environmental and materials scientists Harlow : Longman 0582099447


This module is at CQFW Level 5