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NDSU Geosciences Petrology 422/622 and Petrography 423/623

Welcome to Petrology! This is a resource site for the course.

The textbooks are
Winter, J.D., 2010, "Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology," 2nd ed. Prentice Hall. The errata page is available at You should make corrections in your text if necessary.


and for lab, Perkins, D. and Henke, K.R., 2004, "Minerals in Thin Sections," 2nd ed., Prentice Hall; ISBN: 0-13-142015-1.

Supplementary texts (not required) include: "Igneous Petrology" by A. McBirney, 2nd ed.; "An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology" by B. Yardley; also texts by Wilson (1989); Philpotts; Klein and Dutrow "Mineral Science."

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Petrology / Petrography
Geology 422/622 and 423/623