HOMEWORK QUESTIONS ON METAMORPHIC ROCKS

 

 

1. WHAT DOES METAMORPHISM Mean?

2. LIST THE three MAJOR AGENT OF METAMORPHISM. DESCRIBE EACH OF THEM, AND TELL SOMEONE, WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?

3. DESCRIBE MINERAL STABILITY, KNOW WHAT STABLE, INSTABLE, METASTABLE MEANS? WHY THE STABILITY OF THE MINERALS CHANGES?

4. DESCRIBE different types  of PRESSURE, AND EXPLAIN HOW do they INFLUENCE THE STRUCTURE OF THE NEW MINERAL ASSEMBLAGE? WHAT IS SHEAR?

5. WHAT IS METASOMATISM?

6. KNOW THE METAMORPHIC TEXTURE TYPES, AND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THEM.

7. WHAT CAUSES THE BANDED APPEARANCE OF SOME ROCKS, SUCH AS GNEISS?

8. BE ABLE TO DROW THE P,T DIAGRAM OF THE METAMORPHIC ROCKS, AND PUT THE AREA OF DYNAMIC, THERMAL, REGIONAL, FIELDS ON IT, ALONG WITH the SEDIMENTARY AND IGNEOUS FIELDS.

9. HOW DO WE CALL THE ROCK, WHICH IS FORMING AT THE TRANSITION BETWEEN METAMORPHIC AND IGNEOUS ROCKS?

10. BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE DYNAMIC, AND THERMAL METAMORPHISM, WHERE DO THEY OCCUR? WHAT ARE THE ROCK NAMES, WITH PARENT ROCKS?

11. YOUR SPOUSE WOULD BE REALLY HAPPY, IF YOU EXPLAINED TO HER/HIM, WHAT REGIONAL METAMORPHISM MEANS, AND IF YOU LISTED THE ROCKS IN ORDER OF INCREASING P,T.

12. BE SURE YOU WOULD BE ABLE TO TELL PARENT ROCK, TEXTURE, AND MINERAL COMPOSITION OF QUARTZITE, MARBLE, MICA SCHIST, PHYLLITE, SLATE, GNEISS.

13. Know the table of parent rocks        new rocks at different metamorphic grades.

 

STENDERUPíS LAW:

          THE SOONER YOU FALL BEHIND,

THE MORE TIME YOU HAVE TO CATCH UP