GLG115L Review Sheet

GLG115L Review Sheet - GLG115L Review Sheet Professor...

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GLG115L Review Sheet Professor Hinterberger Labs that we covered in class—Make sure you have read each lab! Minerals (Lab 1 in text) Igneous Rocks (Lab 3 in text) Sedimentary Rocks (Lab 4 in text) Topographic Maps (Lab 9 in text) Lab 1—Minerals Understand the definition of a mineral—what makes a mineral a mineral? Be able to describe the basic properties of a mineral, such as hardness, cleavage, etc. You may be asked to use these properties to test on unknown samples! Understand the differences between color vs. streak and cleavage vs. fracture Be able to understand the difference between the two different types of luster and which minerals have which luster What is the purpose of Mohs Hardness Scale? Can you recognize the difference between calcite and halite if both were sitting in front of you? Individual crystal habits vs. aggregate habits Lab 2—Igneous Rocks Be able to distinguish between felsic and mafic igneous rocks What are the differences between phaneritic and aphanitic (or plutonic vs. volcanic) rocks?
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