Lab 4 - Field Trip Questions

Lab 4 - Field Trip Questions - NAME _PENNSYLVANIAN FIELD...

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NAME ___________________________________________PENNSYLVANIAN FIELD TRIP STOP #1 - This stop is in the Grindstone Creek Formation. This locality is 1.8 miles west of U.S. 281 on Hwy 4. Geologic Highway Map Questions: 1. According to the map, does the Grindstone Creek Formation consist primarily of clastics or carbonates? 2. To what system does the Grindstone Creek Formation belong? 3. To what series does the Grindstone Creek Formation belong? 4. To what group does the Grindstone Creek Formation belong? 5. What is the approximate age of these units in years before present? 6. What tectonic features are present in this region? Paleontology Questions: 1. What types of fossils are present at this locality? 2. What is unusual about the preservation of these fossils? 3. Do the fossils recovered (or the fossils not recovered) suggest a probable depositional environment for this locality? 4. What evidence would be necessary to establish that a fossil was preserved and is present in the same place that it lived? 5. Plant fossils are often found "broken up" with roots, stems, bark, leaves and fossil pollen and spores separated. This presents a problem in the classification of plant fossils. How are these
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plant fossils classified? Sedimentology Questions: 1.What general changes can be seen in the type of sediments encountered, both vertically and horizontally? What influence do sedimentation processes (source area for sediments, amount of energy
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course GEOL 106 taught by Professor Dr.phillipmurphy during the Fall '10 term at Tarleton.

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