Images from the Badlands and the Black Hills
During the Fall of 2007 students in Earth Materials (GEOL 211) and Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOL 320) made observations and subsequent interpretations on the depositional environment of the Badlands in South Dakota.
A view of the Badlands.
Students learned that the yellow and purple colors are due to the minerals present in the rocks.
The group (Earth Materials and Sed/Strat) in the Badlands (Fall 2007)
View of Mt. Rushmore
Students made observations about the varying degrees of metamorphism that can be found on the backside of Mt. Rushmore
Tom Hickson (left) and David Dean on sheared and deformed gneiss/schist, Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Check out those augen!
From top to bottom: Lisa, David, Elizabeth, Tonia, Ely, and Brian, checkin' out minerals and deformation associated with large, tourmaline-rich pegmatite dike, south of Custer, ND.