Study Aid for Lab final exam                                Dr Jim Durbin                                 GEOL161 Sp 13

 

Know the names of minerals and the physical properties associated with their identification

Know the names of igneous rocks and the key things that are used to describe and identify them

Know the names of sedimentary rocks and the key things that are used to describe and identify them

Know the names of metamorphic rocks and the key things that are used to describe and identify them

Know the principles that are used to tell relative time

Know about unconformities

Know how to apply the relative age principles to determine the sequence of events (i.e., number them) in a cross section diagram

Know how to read a topographic map, including

Know how to read and convert fractional (map) scales to verbal scales

Know how to construct a topographic profile

Know how to calculate the vertical exaggeration for topographic profiles

Know how to interpret a seismogram

Know how each seismic wave moves,

Know how seismic waves can be used to locate earthquakes,

Know what seismic waves can move through,

Know the relative speed of each wave- i.e., which wave is fastest and which is slowest

Know how to read and interpret the geological structures represented on geological maps