The lab test will be on Friday, 22 March 2019. It will consist of 14 stations. Students will have 1 minute at each station. After all 14 stations have been visited, students may return to any station, if desired (one at a time, however).
Students with last names beginning with the letters A to K will show up, ready to take the lab test, at 8:00 AM. Student last names beginning with M to Z will show up, ready to the take the lab test, at 8:30 AM.
A study set of minerals & igneous rocks & sedimentary rocks & metamorphic rock is on reserve in the library (Warner Center, OSU-Newark campus).
The complete study set consists of TWO trays of specimens (see list below). Each specimen is labeled. Please try not to mix up samples & labels. I will check on the study sets periodically to ensure that samples and labels correspond correctly.
Photographs and descriptions for all 3 groups of rocks that are fair game for lab test questions are available at my geology website and my flickr website - Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic. Common minerals are here. Labeled photos for the minerals are also here.
Example Lab Test Questions:
Identify this mineral.
Identify this rock.
Identify this rock. Is this rock felsic or mafic?
Identify this rock. What is the texture of this rock? (options: crystalline, clastic, foliated, glassy, vesicular/frothy)
Identify this sedimentary rock. Is it siliciclastic, biogenic, or chemical?
Identify this mineral. How many different cleavage planes does it have? (options: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Identify the pink mineral in this rock.
Study Set Specimens