GLG 101 Appendix I (Solutions)

GLG 101 Appendix I (Solutions) - opaque mud fossiliferous...

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Axia College Material Appendix I Sedimentary Rock Identification Full Name Date Examine the images of the five rocks. Identify as many characteristics as possible and enter the information in the table below. Based upon the observed characteristics, identify each specimen in the last column of the table. You may want to refer to Table 5.1 in Geoscience Laboratory (p. 92). Submit the completed Appendix in the Individual forum. Rock Specimen 1. 2 3. 4.
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5. Rock Identification Specimen number Detrital – particle size? Organic – constituents? Chemical – minerals? Descriptive Physical Properties Rock Name Example Organic, Fossils Fossils ‘floating’ in
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Unformatted text preview: opaque mud fossiliferous limestone 1. Detrital, very fine Varicolored; parallel flat clay grains cause rock to be fissile Shale 2. Detrital, course and pebbled Like concrete with angular fragments, varicolored Limestone Breccia 3. Chemical, course crystalline calcite Yellow, red, brown; color-banded appearance Travertine 4. Chemical, cubic crystals of halite with cubic cleavage Clear, white, gray; cubic crystals and cubic cleavage; scratched with nail; salty taste Rock Salt 5. Detrital, coarse, pebbles and cobbles Varicolored, like concrete with rounded pebbles Conglomerate...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course GLG 101 GLG/101 GE taught by Professor Jebainbarasu during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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