2023-2024 / GEOL1038-1

Minerals Crystal Chemistry


15h Th, 15h Pr, 2d FW

Number of credits

 Bachelor in geology3 crédits 


Frédéric Hatert

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course of environnemental mineralogy contains 7 parts:

1. New technologies.

2. Wind and electricity generators.

3. Photovoltaic energy.

4. Nuclear energy.

5. Energy storage.

6. Ecosystems pollution.

7. Impacts on human health.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the energy questions, to environmental problems, and to the mineral resources necessary for the new technologies. 

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The content of the course "Cristallographie et Minéralogie" must be known.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Practicals: interpretation of chemical analyses of minerals and macroscopic identification.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face learning. Practicals are OBLIGATORY.
Some chapters may be managed via podcasts.
This lecture will be given in "Vintage Teatching" mode (see https://www.minera.uliege.be/ for more details).

Recommended or required readings

No written notes available.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination for theory. 5 minerals to identify. 


No partial dispense.

Work placement(s)

Two days of field-trip in the Ardenne mountains.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Laptops, tablets and mobile phones forbidden (except when the teacher asks).


Professor Frédéric HATERT

Assistant Martin Depret

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Example chemical analyses
Example chemical analyses

Mandarino 1981
Mandarino 1981

Summary chemical analyses
Summary chemical analyses

Molecular weights
Molecular weights