Code: 44110
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Dra┼żen Balen - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Zorica Petrinec - Lectures
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The lecturer is not able to offer courses in English at this time.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Link between deformation and metamorphism - microscopic scale. Basic approach and methods. Petrographic microscope, U-stage, electron microscope. Computer based image analysis. Sampling, sample orientation, oriented thin section preparation. Geometry and crystallography vs. optical elements. Necessity of 3rd dimension in thin section. Deformation of rock forming minerals, effects in thin sections. Monomineral and polyphase systems. Foliation, lineation, preferred orientation. Mechanism of foliation development, influence and importance of geological factors, practical use of foliation in the event reconstruction. Mineral preferred orientation and shear sense determination. Shear zones, mylonite, mylonitization and metamorphism. Mylonite shear sense indicators. Porphyroblasts and reaction rims. Pretectonic, intertectonic, sintectonic and post-tectonic porphyroblast growth. Inclusions, symplectites. D-t diagrams. Sampling in metamorphic rocks of Medvednica Mt. Oriented cutting and thin sections preparation. Determination of problem, possible approach, problem solving using oriented thin sections. Seminar.

Learning outcomes:

Appreciation of issues concerning sample selection, accuracy, precision and uncertainty during collection, recording and analysis of data in the field and laboratory.
Basic ability to become familiar with new geological methods and technologies.
Basic ability to apply appropriate technology and use relevant methods .
Basic ability to independently analyze earth materials in the field and laboratory and to describe, process, document and report the results.
Ability to conduct appropriate experiments, to analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions.
Basic ability to work effectively and communicate in national and international contexts.
Ability to evaluate performance as an individual and a team member.
Ability to identify individual and collective goals and responsibilities and to perform in a manner appropriate to these roles.
Ability to evaluate critically professional and research papers.
Ability to plan and appropriate programme of continuing professional development.
  1. Passchier, C.W. & Trouw, R.A.J. (1996): Microtectonics. Springer Verlag, 289 pp.
2. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Mineralogiju i petrologiju (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology

4. semester
Izborni kolegiji za Mineralogiju i petrologiju (ljetni semestar) - Mandatory studij - Graduate Study of Geology
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