Geol 135 Sedimentation

J Bret Bennington

Introductory Class

Reading assignment for next class:

Nichols, Ch. 1 and 2, p. 1-24

First half of course - sedimentology - the study of how sedimentary rocks form and the processes that create their unique characteristics

Second half of course - stratigraphy - the study of sedimentary layers and their development in tectonic basins.

Third "half" of the course - depositional environments - the detailed analysis of facies

Discuss reasons for studying sedimentary rocks

 

Review - Different types of sedimentary rocks

Terrigenous:

Biogenic and chemical rocks:

Others: