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Myths and Facts About Rocks

Tomsk Polytechnic University via iversity


The course embraces the following aspects:

  • understanding the key geological concepts, including crystal, mineral and rock;
  • applying basic methods to determine the properties of minerals and structure and texture of rocks;
  • identifying the composition, formation conditions, characteristic features of naturally-occurring and urban environment stone material and to determine its practical significance;
  • identifying rocks and minerals so as to understand their specific application in such areas as building construction, civil engineering, as well as distinguishing ornamental stones or gemstones in the collections;
  • obtaining theoretical background to further one's ability to observe and determine the practical value of rocks.

In general, this course provides an overview of some aspects of our world from a geological point of view.

Taught by

Lyudmila Ananieva and Lyubov Krasnoshchekova

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