Geology 103 (Sedimentology and Stratigraphy)
California State University, Sacramento
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
Use Folk or Gilbert's sandstone classification system to name a sandstone.
Identify and name common clastic sedimentary rocks: shale, mudstone, siltstone, sandstone, conglomerate.
Lecture 7: Sandstone classification- Boggs, 5th edition, pp 127-135
No reading log this week! Prepare for the first midterm.
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: Sandstone and siliciclastic rock I.D.
Lab and homework:
In lab this week we will look at sandstone samples, and practice using Folk and Gilbert's sandstone classification systems.