Geology 10 (Physical Geology)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 12: Geologic structures


Field trip to the CSUS wellfield

(Friday special event!)


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand how stress and strain affect rocks

  • Name the parts of a fold

  • Name different folds

  • Identify domes and basins based on strike, dip and ages of beds

  • Identify different types of faults, and name the parts

  • Visit a working wellfield at the CSUS campus, and review material from Chapter 11 (Groundwater).  You should be familiar with these concepts and terms:

    • aquifer, aquitard, porosity, permeability, confined aquifer, unconfined aquifer

Wellfield field trip
Friday's class will be held at the CSUS wellfield.  We will meet in the classroom at 8:55 and I will walk to the wellfield with you.  Don't be late!

If you are late for class and miss the group you can meet us here:


Homework for week #12

Assignment:  Test corrections


I will give you back 1/3 of the points that you missed on the test if you hand in written test corrections by Wednesday:

  • Download the answer key for the exam that I just passed back:

Test 2 answer key

  • Write at least two complete sentences for each question that you got wrong.  Demonstrate that you know the correct answer.

  • If you missed points on an essay, you must rewrite the entire essay to get points back.

Due date:  Friday, Nov. 18


Reading Assignments

From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition

Chapter 15 - Geologic structures


Powerpoint graphics used during lectures


Geologic structures