Geology 103 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)
California State University, Sacramento
Midterm #2 and Coal and Carbonaceous rocks
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
- List and describe the properties of different grades of coal in hand specimen
- List and describe the geochemical properties of different ranks of coal
- Discuss the abundance of different types of coal in the world and in the United States
- Evaluate the environmental issues with burning a particular type of coal.
Lecture 17: Coal and carbonaceous rocks- Boggs, 5th edition, pp. 194-202
Pleasefill out a reading log for this week. Reading logs are extra credit this week, and are due at the start of class on Wednesday.
Graphics from lectures:
Several approaches will help you succeed on the first midterm exam. You should study your notes, review reading sections from the book, review lab material, and practice with old exams and study guide questions.
Copies of old exams are available to help review for the first midterm:
You may find questions on the old exams that we did not cover in lecture, lab or readings. You can ignore those questions.
Study guide for the first exam:
Questions on the study guide are similar to questions you can expect on the first midterm exam.
Lab this week-
Sandstone petrography week #2. We will meet in the Petrography lab (Placer Hall rm. 1002). Please remember- no drinks or food in the lab.
I will pass out a copy of the lab. If you need another copy you can click here:
Due date: start of lab, next week. You will have two weeks to complete this lab, and the lab will receive double credit.
Grading: Neatness counts!! Part of your grade will be based on neatness and artistic drawings of sandstone composition and texture. Use colored pencils as appropriate to show the different features.