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Week 3 Wednesday and Friday Notes

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Week 3 Wednesday and Friday Notes Geol 201

Hailey-Rae Rose
Cal Poly
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The description of plate tectonics and the formation of minerals.
Physical Geology
Professor Hughes
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Hailey-Rae Rose on Sunday April 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Geol 201 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Professor Hughes in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Physical Geology in Geology at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

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Date Created: 04/17/16
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Plate Tectonics Subject - Lithosphere = crust + upper mantle - Bottom of lithosphere = aesthenosphere - Pg 56. The edge of the continent acts as a bulldozer when coming into contact with the mafic layer of rock and sediment - Peridotite in Upper Mantel and Aesthenosphere, gabros in lower crust and besalt in higher crust • Sediments • Pillow besalt • Sheared dike besalt • Massive besalt • Gabros • Peridotite - Gabros and besalt have the same composition (once dissolved) but besalt is fine grained (didn't have time to cool slowly since it makes contact with water) while gabro is coarse grained (cooled slowly) 1 Friday, April 15, 2016 Minerals Building blocks of Rocks - Minerals: naturally-occurring, crystalline solids with constant chemical composition Naturally occurring: forms as a result of 'natural' bio-geo-chemical processes • - Solidification from a 'melt' (melt referring to magma: below ground or lava: above ground) - Precipitation from an aqueous solution or gas - Biologically-aided reactions (ex. shells) • Crystalline: discernible crystal form - internal crystal structure is manifested in the outward appearance of a mineral - Leads to a classification system for minerals - More time allows crystals to grow larger since they grow atom by atom, thus if it is cooled quickly the crystals won't have time to grow large • Solid: constant chemical composition - Gabros and besalt have the same composition (once dissolved) but besalt is fine grained (didn't have time to cool slowly since it makes contact with water/extrusive) while gabro is coarse grained (cooled slowly/intrusive) 1


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