Tag: academic

Jul 19 2013

Paleobiological Hierarchy

This page is best viewed in desktop mode. If you are using a mobile device, you can switch to desktop site using the switch link at the bottom of the page. Additional tools are available under Geology 491 – Paleobiology and the identification steps chart here. For more in-depth detailed information on how we classify …

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Jul 11 2013

How to use a Brunton Compass

It is essential for a Earth Scientist to be skilled at using the tools of the trade. From day one, students are trained to use the Brunton Compass, a highly popular measuring tool. I am very proud to say it was first designed and developed by a Canadian Geologist, David W. Brunton. If properly used …

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Jun 15 2013

Silicate Mineral Structures

Click on the image for larger high resolution file. Dark blue is Silicate Tetrahedra, green is bonds and the light blue is sodium. The isolated tetrahedra is a group of silicates in which the crystal structures have no shared oxygen between them. Therefore minerals like Olivine and Garnet are held together by the attaraction force …

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May 22 2013

Improving spatial visualization skills

There are thousands of research reports written on 2D and 3D thinking skills on the internet. You can read them all, but I do not believe absorbing those highly academic reports would make any difference for improving your ability in spatial visualization. The main message in all those reports is; the ability to understand 3D …

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May 04 2013

How to read Geological Maps

For someone who is new to Geology, reading highly technical maps could be a challenge. I remember even I had trouble reading data off of maps when I was in first year Geology class. It is nothing to be shamed of because I know even the most seasoned Geologists who read their maps wrong. But …

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