GEOL 106 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: 1964 Alaska Earthquake, Environmental Geology, Metamorphic Rock

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Geol 106: environmental geology & natural hazards: assignment: 30, mid-term exam: 25, final exam :45% Geology is the study of: earth (our planet, the materials of which it is made (rocks, soil, organisms, the structure of those materials, the processes acting upon them, how these have changed over time. Concerned with the interaction bt humans and the geological environment. Applies geologic knowledge to identify, remediate, minimize and possibly prevent human caused environmental. Defintion: solid, naturally occurring, inorganic, definte chemical composition, ordered atomic arrangement (crystalline strcture, element or compound. Mineral properties: colour, hardness, crystal form, brekage pattern, taste, feel, smell etc. Quartz: purple, smocky, white (rock crystal, milky) Different mineral has different hardness (hardness data) Crystal form: quartz has crystal form (by knowing this, we can identify as a quartz) B(cid:396)eakage patte(cid:396)(cid:374): (cid:373)a(cid:374)(cid:455) (cid:373)i(cid:374)e(cid:396)al has (cid:272)leavage, (cid:395)ua(cid:396)tz does(cid:374)"t have (cid:272)leavage, Overall, these are the physical properties that distinguishes minerals.

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