John Winter, Department of Geology

This 11-slide PowerPoint presentation presents a short succession of schematic diagrams illustrating the structural evolution of anorthosites. The slides discuss the relative abundance of rare earth elements, describe six types of anorthosite occurrence, and contain pictures showing anorthositic texture. 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:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Classes of Earth Materials: Plutonic Rocks, Extraterrestrial Materials
Course Type: Upper Level:Petrology
Geologic Setting: Oceanic Crust, Continental Crust, Mantle
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Geochemistry, Igneous Processes, Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Volcanology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Elements, Solid Earth, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
Solid Earth Processes: Plutonism
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology
Tectonic Setting: Craton