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Geology - Origins of Lava and Magma

Earth and Space Sciences X via YouTube


This course covers the origins of lava and magma, including how magmas form, different types of magma, and their relationship to lavas and mineral deposits. The course teaches about decompression melting, magmatic differentiation, assimilation, magma mixing, evolution of magmas, intrusive igneous activity, plutonic igneous activity, mineral resources and igneous processes, volcanoes, and plate tectonics. The intended audience for this course is anyone seeking a deeper understanding of lavas and magmas. The teaching method is through a lecture video lasting 42 minutes, which is closed captioned for accessibility.


Origin of Magma
Decompression Melting
Magmatic Differentiation
Magma Mixing
Evolution of Magmas
Intrusive Igneous Activity Most magma is emplaced at depth in the Earth - An underground igneous body, once cooled and
A Sill in Sinbad Country, Utah
Plutonic Igneous Activity
Mineral Resources and Igneous Processes
Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics

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Earth and Space Sciences X


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