Thunder Bay • Orillia

BSc (Earth Science Major)(TB) - Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Geology 2214 Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
Topics discussed in the course include: erosion and deposition; shape and size distribution of sediment grains; the interaction between a moving fluid and loose sediment; conditions required for the initiation of sediment transport; classification and mode of formation of sedimentary structures; units formed by wind, wave, tide and mass-flow processes; classification and biologic and chemical controls on the deposition of carbonates; the origin of evaporites, chert, coal, petroleum, and phosphate, iron and magnesium deposits; diagenesis of siliciclastics and carbonates. The laboratory exercises will involve hand sample and microscopic examination of sedimentary rocks and study of the relationship between the mineralogy of the detritus and the mineralogy of the source terrain.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences