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Geology 111

POTENTIALLY* OPEN LAB HOURS (Fall 2016):

     M   5-7pm
     T    5-5:30pm
     W   11am-12:30pm; 4-9:30pm
     Th   5-9:30pm
     F    12:30-3pm

*If the room is locked, then you will have to find an instructor or lab tech to let you in. Many (but not all) of the chemistry instructors and lab techs will let you in. If they can't or won't unlock the door, come to the Earth Science Offices (building #37) and an instructor or the Earth Science lab tech (Kissy Lovering) should be able let you in. A box of mineral and rock specimens are also available to examine at the library limited loan desk and in the Earth Science workroom 37-300A2.

Grades:

Check grades here.

Rock and Mineral Collections/Resources:

Mineral Pictures This is the power point I showed in class.

Practice Mineral Quiz  Good practice, but it will not score your results until you identify all the properties.

Rock Exam Tips Pictures of potentially confusing rocks.

LAB SOFTWARE:

Windows Versions (These executable files are the most trouble free versions for Windows users.)
Contouring Exercise - Contouring.exe
Strike and Dip - Strike and Dip v3.6.exe
Geologic History Exercise 1 - GeoHist1.exe
Geologic History Exercise 2 - GeoHist2.exe
Geologic History Exercise 3 - GeoHist3.exe (Note: Some error messages may pop up on this one, but just close them and the program should work.)

Shockwave Versions (These run in a browser on either Windows or Mac systems. Must use FIREFOX and have or install Shockwave*)
Contouring Exercise - Contouring
Strike and Dip - Strike and Dip v3.6
Geologic History Exercise 1 - GeoHist1
Geologic History Exercise 2 - GeoHist2
Geologic History Exercise 3 - GeoHist3

Mac Versions (Should run as Mac application, but success often depends on which Mac OS you are running.)
Contouring Exercise - Contouring.osx.hqx
Strike and Dip - Strike and Dip v3.6.osx.hqx
Geologic History Exercise 1 - GeoHist1.osx.hqx
Geologic History Exercise 2 - GeoHist2.osx.hqx
Geologic History Exercise 3 - GeoHist3.osx.hqx

*Important: When installing the Shockwave Player you must select the full (not slim) version and the appropriate operating system (i.e. Windows or Macintosh_OSX).

Geo History Ex This is the original (DOS!) version of the geologic history exercise. Don't laugh, these graphics were state of the art in 1990.

GOOGLE EARTH FILES:

Goggle Earth Plate Tectonics Lab.pdf

Dynamic_Earth.kmz

Hawaii_chain.kml

Snake_River_Plain.kml

Tectonic_Plates.kmz

LINKS:

Websites with good mineral and rock pictures:

MINERAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE

MINERALOGY DATABASE

Lynn Fichter's Mineral and Rock Pages at JMU


Here is a link to a great structure website:

http://reynolds.asu.edu/blocks/menulist.htm

Last Updated: 09/13/2016
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