UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA

GY111 Physical Geology course resources are provided as an aid to learning course content, but are not substitutes for attending class. Do not use the below keys to simply memorize the superficial appearance of the samples. The lab test samples will not come from the laboratory tray specimens, but will instead be selected from my personal collection. Use mineral and rock properties such as hardness, streak, texture, etc., to identify the minerals and rocks.
 

Lectures

Lecture 1- Introduction:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture1_Introduction.pdf

Lecture 2- Plate Tectonics:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture2_PlateTectonics.pdf

Lecture 3- Matter & Mineral Physical Properties:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture3_MineralChemistry.pdf

Lecture 4- Igneous Rocks:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture4_IgneousRocks.pdf

Lecture 5- Weathering:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture5_Weathering.pdf

Lecture 6- Sediments & Sedimentary Rocks:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture6_SedimentaryRocks.pdf

Lecture 7- Metamorphic Rocks:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture7_MetamorphicRocks.pdf

Lecture 8- Geologic Time:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture8_GeologicTime.pdf

Lecture 9- Deformation:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture9_Deformation.pdf

Lecture 10- Seismic Waves & Earthquakes:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture10_Seismic.pdf

Lecture 11- Evolution of the Continents:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture11_Continents.pdf

Lecture 12- Energy Resources:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture12_Energy.pdf

Lecture 13- Solar System

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lecture13_SolarSystem.pdf

Labs

GY111 Laboratory Manual- Introduction:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geology/haywick/GY111/preface.PDF

Lab Lecture 1- Physical Properties of Minerals:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/GY111_Lab1_Minerals.pdf

GY111 Laboratory Manual- Chapter 1 (Minerals):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/chapter1.PDF

Mineral Chemical Groups and Formulae:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/MineralFormulaTable.pdf

Lab Exercise 1: Minerals

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/LabProblemSet1_Minerals.pdf

Mineral sample tray key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/minerals.pdf

Mineral Identification Chart:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geology/haywick/GY111/min.pdf

 Periodic Table of the Elements:

http://www-jmg.ch.cam.ac.uk/tools/magnus/PeriodicTable.html

GY111 Laboratory Manual- Chapter 2 (Igneous Rocks):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geology/haywick/GY111/chapter2.PDF

Lab Exercise 2- Igneous Rocks:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/LabProblemSet2_IgneousRocks.pdf

Igneous rocks tray key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/IgneousKey.pdf

GY111 Laboratory Manual- Chapter 3 (Sedimentary Rocks):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geology/haywick/GY111/111lab-3.pdf

Sedimentary Rock Classification Chart

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/Sedimentary_Rock_Classification_Chart.pdf

Sedimentary rocks tray key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SedimentaryRocksLabKey.pdf

GY111 Laboratory Manual- Chapter 4 (Metamorphic Rocks):

http://www.usouthal.edu/geology/haywick/GY111/chapter4.PDF

Metamorphic rocks tray key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/MetamorphicRocksKey.pdf

NOTE: The below practice exams are just that- i.e. none of the questions on the practice exams will necessarily appear on the exam that you (the student) take in my course. These practice exams are meant to give you an idea of the test format, the length of the exam, the scope of each test, and the level of detail that I expect you to know the material.

Sample Lecture Test 1:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleTest1.pdf

Sample Lecture Test 1 Key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleTest1_Key.pdf

Sample Lecture Test 2:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleTest2.pdf

Sample Lecture Test 2 Key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleTest2_Key.pdf

Sample Lecture Final  Exam:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleFinalExam.pdf

Sample Lecture Final Exam Key:

http://www.usouthal.edu/geography/allison/GY111/SampleFinalExam_Key.pdf

Web page maintained by:
David Allison

University of South Alabama

Department of Geology and Geography