Intersecting Isograds at Whetstone Lake

John Winter, Department of Geology

This 15-slide PowerPoint presentation takes the viewer through a real life investigation of metamorphic terrane consisting of pelitic and calcareous rocks. The investigation includes recognition of 5 reactions that take place in the area. P-T, AFM, and T-X diagrams provide visual tools used to assess the conditions under which the metamorphic rocks formed. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Metamorphic Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14)
Classes of Earth Materials: Metamorphic Rocks
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Metamorphic Rock Suites and Facies, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Petrology:Metamorphic Processes, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth
Solid Earth Processes: Metamorphism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology, Geochemistry