Academic Catalog

GEOE610 GEOLOGY OF CLAYS

Course Code: 5640610
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ASUMAN GNAL TRKMENOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Soil clays in the geochemical cycle. A brief review of silicate hydrolysis. Geology of clays in continental sediments and marine sediment from point of view of environmental factors. Comparison of ancient and modern clay deposits. Clay mineral genesis by inheritance and transformation, neoformation, and diagenesis. Brief consideration of clay mineral synthesis, hydrothermal origin and low grade metamorphism of layer silicates.