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View Resource Structural Geology Lab

This is a general structural geology page where some pictures and definitions of fault blocks can be found.

View Resource Rocks and Geology in the San Francisco Bay Region

This guide provides illustrated descriptions of 46 common and important varieties of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock found in the San Francisco Bay region. Rock types are described in context of their identification qualities, how they form, and where they occur. The guide also provides a discussion of regional geology, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, the significance of the selected...

View Resource Focus on Sedimentary Environments: The study of depositional processes and environments at scales from the landscape to the microscope

This page serves as an entrance to the short virtual field trips developed for the FILTER project, which "seeks to educate the tertiary education community in the use of digital images and related metadata for learning and teaching purposes". The field trips may be used individually or in combination as parts of learning resources for particular courses. Each virtual field trip is a 'one-stop...

View Resource Rock Cycle Animations

This site features Flash animations that illustrate various facets of the rock cycle. The visualizations depict rock-forming processes, such as erosion, transportation, deposition, cementation, crystallization, subduction, and eruption, that create sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They also show cooling environments that result in varied crystal sizes and demonstrate igneous rock...

View Resource Salt of the Early Earth

This astrobiology news article analyzes the role salt played in the evolution of life on Earth. It explains why scientists have long assumed that life originated in the sea and describes the history of water on Earth in relation to the origin of life. Leading scientists contribute information about the significance of anaerobes, halophiles, methanogens, and the depositional environments of...

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