Study guide for Early Paleozoic

1. Be sure, that you know the meaning of craton, mobil belts, shield, platform, epiric sea.

2. How can we reconstruct paleogeography? Be able to list the 5 different useful  tools, such as paleomagnetism, climate sensitive rocks, env. sensitive rocks, fossils, tectonic data.

3. Be able to describe the names of continents during early Paleozoic (Baltica, China, Gondwana, Kasakhstania, Laurentia, Siberia).  

5. Know, what is sequence stratigraphy? What did Sloss do, and based on what?

Be able to draw the Paleozoic cratonic sequences!!!!!!!!! (even after some beer!!!!!)

6. Sauk sequence! Be able to tell the whole sequence. What is the time range for it?

7. Know what is the name of the surface between Sauk and Tippecanoe? Why?

Know the rocks in the sequence! What kind of sandstone is St. Peter sandstone? Be able to draw a sequence! What is its source? What is it good for? How can you tell apart shallow marine limestone in the Sauk/vs. Tippecanoe sequence?

8. Why reef facies is so important? What was the reef builder in Cambrian, Ordovician;

Michigan basin!!! Evaporite formation!!!

9. Taconic orogeny: when, where did it happened? Be able to draw crossection?! What kind of a basin developed behind Taconic highland? How is it filled? How did the sedimentation changed from passive margin, to trench and foreland basin?

10. Mineral resources: Quartz sandstone, evaporites