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2010 January Bulletin 
    
2010 January Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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GEOL 280M - Making Sense of Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

Semester Hours: 1
The goal of this workshop is to make sense of the seemingly endless variety of minerals, rocks and fossils by exploring the basic skills and observations geologists use to identify them. Through this exploration, underlying geologic principles will emerge. By learning basic techniques for field and laboratory testing of minerals and rocks (using simple tools and stereomicroscopes) we explore the underlying principles of rock classification and discuss how the rock cycle is related to plate tectonics. For basic fossil identification we examine the major groups of common marine fossils and explore the ways that geologists use fossils as a guide to ordering rocks in geologic time.

January 2010 Offering:
10372: S, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Bennington; 108 Gittleson





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