Description and interpretation of structural hand specimens.

In addition to developing a toolkit of skills (reasoning, mathematical, writing, etc.) and a base of technical knowledge (e.g. the geologic time scale, the definition of strike and slip, etc.), experience looking at and working with rocks and in the field is crucial to becoming a geoscientist. It is a fundamental reality check. This lab intends to give you some experience with describing and thinking about structures seen in hand specimen. You can get feedback from your fellow students but when it come time to write up your results, work on your own.

For each of the 10 specimens do the following.