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G225 - Earth Materials Syllabus - Spring 2015
Lecture
Section 20590 11:15A-12:30P Tuesdays and Thursdays, Room GY 447
Lab
Section 20591 1:25P-03:20P Thursday, Room GY 245
Instructor: Dr. Edward M. Ripley
Office: Geology 329, Phone: 855-1196
email: [email protected]
website: http://www.indiana.edu/~g225
Lab Instructor: Brad Thomas
email: [email protected]
Date
1/13
1/15
1/20
1/22
1/27
1/29
2/3
2/5
2/10
2/12
2/17
2/19
2/24
2/26
Subject
Atomic structure - basic principles
The Periodic Table and atomic properties
Laboratory: Introduction to Earth Materials
Formation of ions; bonding
Pauling’s Rules
Laboratory: Atomic Periodicity and Atomic Structure
Coordination polyhedra
Mineral compositions - representation
Laboratory: Physical Properties of Minerals
Lecture Examination #1
Introduction to Geologic Environments
Laboratory: Mineral Identification
Igneous processes: plate tectonics and magma origin
Igneous processes: compositions and compositional variations
Laboratory: Mineral Identification
Igneous processes: crystallization of magma
Igneous processes: numerical simulation of fractional crystallization
In-class exercise
Laboratory: Mineral Identification
Igneous processes: basalts
Igneous processes: subduction zones - andesites and granites
Reading
Chapters 1+4
Chapter 4
Chapters 2+3
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 3
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 8
Chapter 7
Chapter 9
Chapter 9
Laboratory: Igneous Rock Identification
Chapter 7
3/3
Igneous processes: minerals and review
Chapters 8+9
3/5
Lecture Examination #2
Laboratory Examination #1
3/10
Sedimentary processes: weathering - chemical and biological controls
Chapter 10
3/12
Sedimentary processes: transport and deposition of detrital sediments
Chapter 11
Laboratory: Sedimentary Minerals and Rocks
Chapter 12
3/1522
SPRING BREAK
3/24
Sedimentary processes: Compositional maturity of detrital sediments
Chapter 11
3/26
Sedimentary processes: chemical and biologic controls on rock formation
- carbonates, evaporites, banded iron formations
Chapter 11
Laboratory: Weathering Products
Chapter 10
4/2
Sedimentary processes: In-class exercise
4/4
Chemical sedimentary rocks
Chapter 11
Laboratory: Hydrothermal Minerals
Chapter 15
4/7
Lecture Examination #3
4/9
Metamorphic processes: Causes and types of metamorphism
Chapter 14
Laboratory: Metamorphic Minerals
Chapter 13
4/14
Metamorphic processes: textures and classification
Chapter 14
4/16
Metamorphic reactions: In-class exercise
Chapter 14
Laboratory: Metamorphic Rocks
Chapter 13
4/21
Surface processes: factors that control soil formation
website
4/23
Surface processes: identifying soil types and features
website
Laboratory: Observations of a Local Soil Profile
4/28
Ore deposits - economic minerals
4/30
Plate tectonics and the rock cycle
Laboratory Examination #2
5/7
FINAL EXAM Thursday May 7th FROM 10:15 A.M. – 12:15 A.M.
Chapter 15
The Judson Mead
Geologic Field Station
Indiana University
Cardwell, Montana
New Course!!! G433
Geology, hydrology and geochemistry in
The Rocky Mountains
Are field skills of any importance ?

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