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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
  Feb 18, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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GEOL 546 - Carbonate Sedimentology and Geochemistry

4 Credit Hours
Environments of deposition and diagenesis of carbonate rocks; introduction to carbonate chemistry, carbonate equilibria, and the precipitation of carbonate minerals; abiotic vs. biotic control of carbonate precipitation; secular change in carbonate mineralogy and fabric through geology time. Petrographic observation, synthesis of petrographic and geochemical datasets, critical analysis of scientific literature, and oral/written presentation.
Contact Hour Distribution: 3 lecture/discussion hours per week and one 2-hour lab.
Recommended Background: General chemistry, mineralogy and sedimentology and stratigraphy or consent of instructor.

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