GEOL 3000

GEOLOGIC

MAPS

Syllabus (pfd)

 

GEOLOGIC MAPS (AND MAPPERS) ARE:

UNCERTAIN

FLEXIBLE

ITERATIVE

INTEPRETIVE

Smith map

Instructor:        Jim Miller                                               TA: Sarah Sauer
Office Hours:    Mon and Wed 11:30-1, or by appt.       Tues. 11:30 - 12:30; Fri. 10-11    
Office:              211 Heller Hall                                       112 Heller Hall
Phone:              726-6582                                              660-441-5055
E-mail -            mille066@umn.edu                                sauer184@d.umn.edu

Class Meeting Time/Location:
      Lecture:  8:00 - 8:50 PM,  Wednesday                                                         
      Labs: 1:00-4:50 PM, Friday                                             Extra Credit Geopuzzle Maps
      Location: HH114                                                             Geology Spring14 Seminar Schedule

AGI Meeting Challenges with Geologic Maps (2004)

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

 
Local Settings
Week
Wednesay Lecture
Friday Lab Homework/TGIF

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08FT.8

1
1/22 Course Overview, Components of a Geological Map (ppt)

1/24
Lab 1A- Defining Map Units (pdf)

Lab 1B -'Lumping and Splitting': Creating Map Units (pdf)

Geologic Map of Minnesota (pdf)

 
2

1/29 Interpreting Time on Geologic Maps (ppt)

1/31
Lab 2A-Evaluating Time on Geologic Maps - Geologic Map of MN (pdf)

Lab 2B-Correlation of Map Units diagrams (pdf)
Geologic Map of the Ham Lake Fire Area (pdf)

Lab 2B-Block Diagram Puzzles (pdf)

 

3

 

2/5 Lithostratigraphic Units: Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks
(ppt)

 

2/7

Lab 3A - Interpreting Stratigraphic Sections (pdf)

Stratigraphic Column of Fillmore County
Stratigraphic Column of Goodhue County

TGIF

4

 

2/12 Topographic Base Maps (ppt)

 

 

2/14
Lecture Quiz

Lab 4A-Topography of the Duluth Quad

Lab 4B - Constructing Cross Sections of Flat-lying Strata, Fillmore County, MN

Geopuzzle Map - Devil's Fortress (Hmwk1)
5
2/19 Map Patterns of Tilted Units (ppt)

2/21
Lab 5 - Determining Unit Thickness, Structural Contours, Regional Strike and Dip, Apparent Dips

 
6

 

2/26 Folds on Geologic Maps (ppt)

 

2/28
Lab 6 - Interpreting Folds on Geologic Maps

 

Book Report Instructions (pdf)

 

7

 

3/5 Faults and Unconformities on Geologic Maps (ppt)

 

3/7
Lab 7A - Interpreting Faults on Geologic Maps

Lab 7B- Cross Section of the Masonville, CO 7.5' quadrangle

Geopuzzle Map - Heartbreak Hills (Hmwk2)

TGIF

 

8


3/12 Lecture Quiz

Surfical Geologic Maps (ppt)

3/12 - Take Home Lab
Lab 8A) Glacial Geology of Pope Co. (Word, pdf, Surficial Map)
Lab 8B) Glacial and Bedrock Geology of Washington Co. (Word, pdf, Bedrock Map, Surficial Map)

 

SB
SPRING
BREAK
 
9
3/26 Maps predominated by Igneous Rocks (ppt)

3/28
Winchester Discussion - Book Report Due
Lab 9A - Geologic Maps with Igneous Rocks
Lab 9B - Cross section of the Dolores Peak, CO 7.5' quadrangle

Geopuzzle Map - Coronary Canyon
(Hmwk3)

10
4/2 Use of Geophysical Data in Geologic Maps (ppt)

4/4  
Lab 10 - Geology of SW MN Interpreted from SMOG Geophysical Images

SMOG+GEOL, SMOG only, GEOL only

Snow Day
Take-Home Lab

11

4/9 Precambrian Geology of Minnesota (ppt)

4/11
Lecture Quiz
Lab 11 - Geologic Maps of Northern Minnesota
A) Gabbro Lake 15' Quadrangle, Map M-2
B) Precambrian Geology of NE Itasca County
Map M-68

TGIF
12

4/16 Collecting Field Data for a Geologic Map (ppt)

Preparing Field Mapping Material

4/18
Introduction to Field Mapping Area - Midway Rd

 
13
4/23

4/25
Geologic Field Mapping
- Midway Rd

 
 
14
4/30 Intro to ArcGIS (HH108)

5/2
Digitizing Geologic Mapping Data (HH108)

TGIF
15
5/7 Intro to Adobe Illustrator (HH108)

5/9
Creating a Geologic Map in Adobe Illustrator  (HH108)

 
FW

                               

Geologic Map due Wednesday, May 14

 

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