Geology 103 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 1:

Introduction; Sedimentary textures, fabric and maturity


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Use the proper textural terms to describe a sediment (sand) sample:  sorting, roundness, composition, size

  • Define roundness, sphericity and form using mathematical relationships between long, intermediate and short grain axis

  • Distinguish between compositional and textural maturity, and give examples of each

Reading Assignments:

Lecture 1: Sedimentary fabric and texture- Boggs, 5th edition, pp. 3- 12, 45-63, 110-114

The first reading log assignment will be for week 1, and will be due at the start of class on Wednesday, January 30.

Reading log


Class notes:

Lecture 1 notes


Graphics from lectures:

Lecture 1 graphics

No Lab for week 1