Notes for GEO1040 Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00-8:55
30 January 2016
All things earth.
1st exam date is moved to 12 February not 10 February
Intro: Chapter 1
Geology: study of the earth and plants
Physical geo: considers earth materials and how everything wor
Metamorphism - transformation of a rock into a new rock by temperature and/or pressure without melting
o The rock has new minerals and/or changes in texture
Parent Rock original rock before metamorphism
o Increase in Temperature from:
Notes for GEO1040
During late Paleozoic period there was coal forming in swamps which goes against the Pangaea
Video Earth 100 million years from now (https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGcDed4xVD4)
The study of ancient magne
Intrusive Igneous Rocks and the Origin of Magma
Rock-A naturally formed, consolidated material composed of grains of one or more minerals.
3 Types of Rocks
2 types of igneous rocks:
Intrusive- form below the surface of the
2 Broad Categories:
Why Begin With Minerals?
Nearly all rocks are made of minerals.
Therefore, to be ready to learn about
rocks, you must first understand what
minerals are, as well as the characteristics
of some of th