Module 1 Introduction: (CU1 M1) Minerals
The basis of the study of geology starts with the understanding of minerals combined with the ability to identify them based on mineral properties. The basics of understanding how minerals formed can give us an understanding of the history of geologic activity in a specific area. In this Module you will learn about how minerals form, the properties that help to identify a mineral, and how to use this information to identify a "mineral in hand" sample.
Demonstrate ability to identify minerals based on basic properties and characteristics.
Understand the basic concepts of mineral formation and environments.
- Understand the importance of the silicate minerals.