Spring 2018 - EASC 302 D100
Sedimentary Petrology (3)
Class Number: 6990
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 7530, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
1 778 782-5388
Office: TASC 1 Room 7235
Prerequisites:STAT 201 or 270, EASC 201 and 205. All with a grade of C- or better.
Description and classification, field and microscopic identification of sedimentary rocks; petrogenesis and paleoenvironmental reconstruction.
EASC 302 is a course that concentrates on the composition, texture, diagenesis and depositional origin (petrology) of sedimentary rocks. The course outlines the various classification schemes for siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, microscopic/optical techniques for their study, and demonstrates practical applications of sedimentary petrology principles and theories.
- The study of siliciclastic rocks, including compositional and textural classification systems, diagenesis, optical analysis of common clastic rock suites in thin section, and field identification.
- The study of chemically precipitated (limestone, dolostone and evaporite) rocks, including compositional and textural classification systems, diagenesis, optical analysis of carbonate rock suites in thin section, and field identification.
- The study of organic rocks (e.g., coal) (time permitting).
Two 90-min lecture class and one 3-hour laboratory class per week.
- Written Laboratory Assignments 20%
- Mid-Term Theory Exam I 20%
- Mid-Term Laboratory Exam I 20%
- Mid-Term Laboratory Exam II 20%
- Mid-Term Theory Exam II 20%
Tucker, M.E., 2001. Sedimentary Petrology (Third Edition). Blackwell Science Ltd., UK
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