Geology 333 (ESE 333) - Earth Materials and the Environment
Lab Note Summaries, Exercises, Schedule, and Readings - Spring, 2017

Lab Exercises and Lab Notes will be posted by 5 PM on the Monday before the scheduled Lab.

 Date

 Topic, Lab Notes, Lab Exercise

 Reading

 Jan. 17  Pretest; Physical Properties of Minerals I - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 15-24, Chap. 3 K+P
 Jan. 24  Quiz; Physical Properties of Minerals II - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 Chap. 4 SOM
 Jan. 31
 Quiz; Identification of Mineral Unknowns I - Non-silicates - Student Notes; Lab Exercise, Lab Exercise Table (Please print both the Lab Exercise and Lab Exercise Table files and bring them to Lab #3.)
 p. 183-187, 295-301, 436-442 K+P
 Feb. 7
 Quiz; Identification of Mineral Unknowns II - Silicates - Student Notes; Lab Exercise, Lab Exercise Table (Please print all files (Please print both the Lab Exercise and Lab Exercise Table files and bring them to Lab #4.)
 p. 164-179, 295, 376 K+P
 Feb. 14  Quiz; Optical Microscopy, Minerals in Thin Section - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 53-54, 135-146, 152-153 K+P; p. 7-65 M+A; Frame 271-311 SOM (Advanced)
 Feb. 21
 Quiz; Mafic Igneous Rocks - Hand Samples and Thin Sections - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 164-166, 170-174 K+P; p. 67-81 M+A
 Feb. 28
 Quiz; Silicic Igneous Rocks - Hand Samples and Thin Sections - Student Notes; Lab Exercise  p. 166-168, 174-178 K+P; p. 88-95, 104-105 M+A
 March 7
 Clastic Sedimentary Rocks - Hand Samples and Thin Sections - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 340-352 K+P; p. 107-110, 114-125 M+A
 March 14
 Chemical Sedimentary Rocks - Hand Samples and Thin Sections - Student Notes; Lab Exercise; Instructions for Lab #11 on April 4 (Soil Presentations by Students)
 p. 352-360 K+P; p. 110-113, 130-139 M+A
 March 28
 Metamorphic Rocks - Hand Samples and Thin Sections - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 401-408 K+P; p. 153-157, 172-181 M+A
 April  4
 Soils - Student Presentations on Soil Orders: Instructions, Presentation Schedule
 p. 305-306 K+P
 April 11
 Campus Building Stones - Student Notes; Lab Exercise
 p. 452-456 K+P
 April 18
 Geology Field Trip to Fithian Cyclothem
  Leave at 9:55 AM, return ~11:50 AM; Departure location is along Mathews Ave., just east of Davenport Hall (not at CAB).
p. 360-361 K+P; Online Readings = Build Illinois (ISGS GeoNote 4); Depositional History of Pennsylvanian Rocks in Illinois (ISGS GeoNote 2)
 April 25
 X-ray Diffraction of Everyday Materials (EA) - Student Notes; Lab Exercise  p. 54-57 K+P; Frames 328-345 SOM (Advanced)
 May  2
 Lab Final Exam - Exam Information, Exam Handout
 

Key for Lab Readings: K+P = Klein and Philpotts (2013) Earth Materials, SOM = Study of Minerals software; M+A = MacKenzie and Adams (1994) Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section.

Please bring textbook by Klein and Philpotts to all Labs through March 28 and textbook by MacKenzie and Adams to all Labs involving the petrographic microscope (Feb. 14 through March 28).



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