Paleo-environments of Local Strata - Online research (30 points).Please work on this and be prepared to discuss during the next lab class.Thanks! For...
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Paleo-environments of Local Strata - Online research (30 points). Please

work on this and be prepared to discuss during the next lab class. Thanks!
For the following Geologic Formations- #1-#3 below,  please provide the following:
·        Geologic Age (Name of time period & age in millions of years, Ma. If possible)
·        Fossils?
·        Predominant Rock Type(s) (The types of rock determine the sediment that dominates this formation such as the following: Gravel, Sand, silt, clay, or chemical or biological sediments)
·        Sedimentary Structures (ripple marks, cross bedding, mudcracks, rain drop impressions)
·        Possible Paleo-environment? (Hypothesis) What was the original "setting" where these rock layers were deposited (Examples: beach, river, desert, lake, reef....)
HINT: Look at the information from "Sedimentary Facies & Environments: Introduction to Siliciclastic Rocks" (Sed_Env_Packet)
1.Manitou Limestone
·        Geologic Age (Name)
·        Fossils
·        Predominant Rock Type(s)
·        Sedimentary Structures (features found in the sedimentary rock)
·        Possible Paleo-environment? (Hypothesis)
 
2.Pierre Shale
·        Geologic Age (Name)
·        Fossils
·        Predominant Rock Type(s)
·        Sedimentary Structures (features found in the sedimentary rock)
·        Possible Paleo-environment? (Hypothesis)
 
3.Dakota Group
·        Geologic Age (Name)
·        Fossils
·        Predominant Rock Type(s)
·        Sedimentary Structures (features found in the sedimentary rock)
·        Possible Paleo-environment? (Hypothesis)
 

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