GEOL 3000

GEOLOGIC

MAPS

Syllabus (pfd)

 

GEOLOGIC MAPS (AND MAPPERS) ARE:

UNCERTAIN

FLEXIBLE

ITERATIVE

INTEPRETIVE

Smith map

Instructors:        Jim Miller                                              Stephanie Theriault (TA)
Office Hours:    Tues and Thurs 12-1, or by appt.           TBA
Office:              211 Heller Hall                                       202 Heller Hall
Phone:              726-6582                                              651-470-0042 (cell)
E-mail -            mille066@umn.edu                                 ther0038@d.umn.edu

Class Meeting Time/Location:
      Lecture:  8:00 - 8:50 PM,  Monday                                                           Chem 207 Room Schedule
      Labs: 2:00-3:50 PM, Tuesday and Thursday                                             Extra Credit Geopuzzle Maps
      Location: Chem 207                                                                                 Geology Spring10 Seminar Schedule

WEEKS: 1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     SB     9     10     11     12     13     14     15     FW

 
Local Settings
Week
Monday Lecture
Tuesday Lab Thursday Lab Homework

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1
1/18 No Class (MLK Holiday)

 

1/19 Intro/Defining Map Units (Lab 1)

 

1/21 Defining Map Units - presentations /Parts of Maps

 
2

1/25 Interpreting Time on Geologic Maps (PwrPt)

1/26 Evaluating Time on Geologic Maps (Lab 2a);
Geologic Map of MN (pdf)

 

1/28 Lumping and Splitting: Creating Map Units (Lab 2b)

 

Block Diagram Puzzle (Hmwk1)
3

 

2/1 Collecting Field Data for a Geologic Map (PwrPt)

 

2/2 Virtual Geologic Mapping
(Lab 3) Basemaps (A, B, C, D)

2/4 Virtual Geologic Mapping

 

 

4

 

2/8 Components of Geologic Maps (PwrPt)

 

2/9 Lecture Quiz; (key)Topographic Base Maps (PwrPt) 2/11 Topography of the Duluth Quadrangle (Lab 4) Geopuzzle Map - Devil's Fortress (Hmwk2)
5
2/15 Lithostratigraphic Units: Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks (PwrPt) 2/16 Geologic Maps of Flat-lying Lithostratigraphic Units (Lab 5a)

 

2/18 Interpreting Stratigraphic Sections (Lab 5b)

 

 
6

 

2/22 Map Patterns of Tilted Units (PwrPt)

 

2/23 Determining Unit Thickness, Structural Contours, Regional Strike and Dip (Lab 6) 2/25 Determining Unit Thickness, Structural Contours, Regional Strike and Dip (cont.) Geopuzzle Map - Heartbreak Hills (Hmwk3)
7

 

3/1 Folds and Faults on Geologic Maps (PwrPt)

 

3/2 Lecture Quiz; Cross Sections across the Masonville, CO quad (Lab 7) 3/4 Cross Sections across the Masonville, CO quad (cont.)  
8

 

3/8 NO LECTURE

 

3/9 Cross Section across the Dolores Peak, CO quad (Lab 8) 3/11 Cross Section across the Dolores Peak, CO quad

 

SB
SPRING
BREAK
NO SCHOOL
Book Report Instructions (pdf)
9
3/22 Surfical Geologic Maps (PwrPt)

 

3/23 Winchester Discussion (Book Report Due)/
Glacial Geology of Pope Co., MN (Lab 9a, Map)

 

3/25 Glacial Geology of Washington Co., MN (Lab 9b, Bedrock Map, Surficial Map)

Geopuzzle Map - Coronary Canyon
(Hmwk4)

10
3/29 Maps preodominated by Igneous Rocks (PwrPt)

3/31   Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks of Northern Minnesota
- Gabbro Lake quad (Lab 10a)


4/1 Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks of Northern Minnesota - NE Itasca County (Lab 10b)

 
11

 

4/5 Use of Geophysical Data in Geologic Maps (PwrPt)


4/6 Lecture Quiz; Interpreting Geophysical Data (Lab 11) 4/8 Interpreting Geophysical             Data (cont.) Geopuzzle Map - Cone Peak
(Hmwk5)
12
4/12 No Lecture 4/13 Pace and Compass Exercise (Lab 12a)

 

4/15 Field Measurements of Structures (Lab 12b)

 

 
Geologic Mapping Field Trip (Group I)
Sat. April 17 & Sun. April 18
13
4/19 No Lecture

 

4/20 No Lab

 

4/22 No Lab
 


Geologic Mapping Field Trip (Group II)
Sat. April 24 & Sun. April 25

14
4/27 No Lecture

 

4/27 Intro to ArcMAP - Outcrop, Structures, Traverse (HH108) Final Map Instructions

 

4/29 Intro to ArcMAP - Geologic line and unit interpretations (HH108)    
15
5/3 No Lecture

 

5/4 Intro to Adobe Illustrator  (HH108)

 

5/6 Work on Geologic Map (HH108)    
FW

                               

Geologic Map due Tuesday May 11.

 

Extra Credit Geopuzzle Maps (up to 10 pts each)
Dog's Breakfast -------- Wolf Lake