Lab Report Geology 111
Laboratory 1: Minerals
Each mineral has certain physical properties that allow people to identify
them. In tray 1, the specimens 1A to 1F have a certain form and/or habit. Mineral 1A
(Quartz) have crystals form inside which is known
Chapter 1 - Origin of the Earth
Introduction: How and when did the Earth form? seems like a simple question, but it
involves a number of interrelated answers. The Earth is part of our Solar System, our Solar
Lab 8: Sedimentary Processes
As the sand is getting swirled around, the black sands sinks to the bottom and the
white sand is on the top. Also, most of the black sands are towards the edge of
pan, while the white san
Lab10: Outcrop Examination: Sedimentary Environments, Fossil
Assemblages, & Structural Geology
1. The types of sedimentary rocks I see are clastic. I see that there are siltstone,
shale, and limestone that
Good Test Questions From Lecture 13
1. What is stishovite? What is a tektite? What is a shatter cone? What is shocked
Stichovite is a polymorph of quartz found in the earths mantle. Its formation requires 300km
(high pressure), thus its appearance
Dr. Magma's Top Eleven List Exam #2
(things you just got to know)
1. What geologic evidence can we find associated with meteorite impacts?
-the presence of stishovite: the polymorph of quartz (si02)found in the mantle (requiring
a depth of 300km to form w
First Hour Exam - Spring 2014 - answers
Put name in the upper right hand corner.
There are 34 questions on this exam, make sure you have them all.
Please read each question carefully.
Write all of your answers on the
Lab Report 7: Fossils
1. Identify the fossils
A. The fossil is a coral.
B. The fossil is pelecypods.
C. The fossil is a bryozoa.
D. The fossil is cephalopods.
E. The fossil is an arthropod (a piece of crab).
F. The fossil is a vertebrata becau
Good Test Questions From Lecture 22
48. What happened during the Caledonian Orogeny?
Europe collides with North America. Makes Caledonian Suture. Helps form Appalachian
49. What happened during the Hercynian Orogeny?
Euroamerica collides with G
Part 2: Getting to know Google Earth Pro
1) Riverside Park, NYC
Lat 40.801187 degrees
Lon -73.971953 degrees
2) a. Argentina
b. A lot can be said about the topography and geology of this region. To start, the overall
Lab #12: Review for Final Important Rock Types and Rock Associations
Tray 1: Continental crust is thicker, less dense, and older. The bulk composition of both crusts is
O, Si, Al, Fe, and Ca. These differences relate to plate tect
Lab #5: Topographic Maps
1. Longitude: 77o W 14'
Latitude: 39o N 49'
Elevation: 563ft = 171.6m
2. The relationship between a degree of latitude and a degree of longitude near Gettysburg is .76
Lab #9: Sedimentary Processes
The more dense black sand is covering the bottom while the less dense white sand is on
Gold and diamond are both very dense objects, meaning they are probably found
Lab #8: Climate Change Models
2. 50 years: 430ppmv, 100 years: 470ppmv
3. 5.1 x 109 km3
4. 5.1 x 1018 kg
5. 3.1 x 1015 kg
6. 23,613 x 109 kg/yr
9. The CO2 is being lost between the atmospheric and oceanic
Geology 111 - Lab 12
Review for Final Important Rock Types and Rock Associations.
Examine the rock types or rock associations in trays 1 to 15 and answer the questions
asked. Think about how they fit in with the overall material that has been covered by t
In this weeks laboratory we will look at a local outcrop to see what life was like here during the Devonian
Period and to see if we can find any indication of
GEOL 211 Homework Assignment 2:
8. The topography of this area is a mixture of natural and man-made. Many people live in this
area of California so there are an abundance of homes scattered all over the place. However,
Chapter 3 - Mineral Chemistry
Introduction: The building blocks of rocks and of the Earth its self, are minerals and
mineraloids. Minerals are defined as naturally occurring, solids, with a specific chemical
Observations in a small, recirculating flume:
1. The flume is defined as recirculating because the flume is a closed system, so the water and
sand in the flume are being recycled. The water and sand flow into the well at the end o
Earth is layered.
Every layer is in motion.
Outer liquid core convecting = magnetic field.
Mantle (solid creep) = plate tectonics: first
order features of Earths surface.
Atmosphere = weather and climate.
Hydrosphere = ocean currents (surface &
Main unit to directly deal
with Earth surface
processes is the drainage
basin a.k.a. watershed.
Used in geomorphology,
hydrology and land use.
The area of land that drains
water, sediment and
dissolved materials to a
common outlet. Outlet
usually a stre
The removal of rock, loose (weathered)
material, or previously deposited loose
Main agents of erosion
Glaciers (geographically restricted).
Gravity (mass wasting)
Name given to gravity driven er
Weathering and Soil-forming Processes
1.) Weathering = physical, chemical, and biochemical breakdown of Earth
materials at the interface between the lithosphere and the atmosphere.
2.) Weathering is the starting point of sediment production by producing a
How old is this landscape?
How old is this landscape?
What, exactly, do we mean by that question?
Historical records good place to start.
This terrace created March 27, 1964 Good Friday Alaskan
Earthquake. Terrace uplifted 3.5 m in minutes.
A series of te