Module code: GL1015

Module co-ordinator: Professor Richard England

This module consists of a series of workshops that teach you how to describe minerals by examining thin sections of rock with a transmitted light microscope. You will learn how to describe and identify the properties of common rock-forming minerals and perform simple calculations of compositions and physical properties.


  • 8 one-hour lectures
  • 40 hours of practical classes


  • Practical tests (100%)