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Name:GEOL 1020, Spring 2021Homework #1, due Friday, February 5 by 11:59 pm – submit by uploading to CanvasInterpreting Geologic History from Cross SectionsE/M/R/N rubric for this assignmentECross Section 1:Correctly identifies name/type of each feature, order, and correlation rulesCross Section 2:Correctly identifies name/type of each feature and order, reasonable andcomplete descriptions of each eventMCross Section 1:Mostly correct identifications of name/type of each feature, order, andcorrelation rule, but a few minor errors are presentCross Section 2: Mostly correct identifications of name/type of each feature and order, andgenerally appropriate and complete descriptions of each event, but a few minor errors are presentRCross Section 1:Major error(s) in identifications of name/type of each feature, order, and/orcorrelation rule, suggesting gaps in understandingCross Section 2: Major error(s) in identifications of name/type of each feature and order, and/orincorrect/inappropriate/missing descriptions of each event, suggesting gaps in understandingNCross Section 1:Table is substantially incompleteCross Section 2: Table is substantially incompleteRemember:you’ll earn credit from this assignment towards your overall course grade (e.g., thecombination of 4 homework and/or writing assignments needed to earn a B) if you earn an E or M. If youearn an R or N, this assignment will not earn credit towards your overall course grade, but you couldchoose to use a revision opportunity to revise/resubmit to earn a better score.This exercise involves using cross-cutting relationships and other simple geological principles todetermine the geologic histories recorded in a set of cross sections (imagine something you might see in aroad cut or a cliff face in the Grand Canyon). The following sections provide some useful backgroundinformation you can refer to in making your interpretations. You are also encouraged to use theaccompanying handout on cross-cutting relationships and other general geological principles on Canvas.Information about rock typecan be useful for determining geologic history because of differences in theconditions under which different types of rocks form. The following sections also contain examples ofdescriptions of how these rocks form that you can use as a template for Cross Section 2.

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