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11.4: Lab Exercise (Part A)

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  • Part A - Metamorphic Rock Identification

    In order to answer the questions in this lab, you will need the rock samples from your HOL rock kit that are labeled M1 through M7 (located in the metamorphic rock bag). A photo of these samples is given in Figure 11.10. You will also need your hand lens, glass plate, and the HCl bottle.

    1. Sample M1 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage                        

    b. schistose foliation                        

    c. gneissic banding                         

    d. lineation                         

    e. non-foliated

     

    2. Sample M1 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    3. The dark minerals in Sample M1 are:

    a. flat biotite micas

    b. tabular amphiboles

    c. flat muscovite micas

    d. tabular feldspars

     

    4. A possible protolith for Sample M1 is:

    a. an ultramafic rock

    b. basalt

    c. limestone

    d. granite

    e. sandstone

     

    5. Sample M2 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage

    b. schistose foliation

    c. gneissic banding

    d. lineation

    e. non-foliated

     

    6. Sample M2 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    7. Sample M3 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage

    b. schistose foliation

    c. gneissic banding

    d. lineation

    e. non-foliated

     

    8. Sample M3 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    9. A possible protolith for Sample M3 is:

    a. bituminous coal

    b. basalt

    c. shale

    d. clay

    e. rhyolite

    f. sandstone

     

    10. Sample M3 is an example of:

    a. high grade of metamorphism

    b. intermediate grade of metamorphism

    c. low grade of metamorphism

     

    11. Sample M3 is used for:

    a. road construction

    b. statues

    c. roof tiles

    d. barbequing

     

    12. Sample M4 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage

    b. schistose foliation

    c. gneissic banding

    d. lineation

    e. non-foliated

     

    13. Sample M4 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    14. Sample M4 is mainly composed of this mineral:

    a. biotite mica

    b. amphibole

    c. muscovite mica

    d. calcite

    e. quartz

     

    15. Sample M4 is an example of:

    a. high grade of metamorphism

    b. intermediate grade of metamorphism

    c. low grade of metamorphism

     

    16. Sample M5 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage

    b. schistose foliation

    c. gneissic banding

    d. lineation

    e. non-foliated

     

    17. Sample M5 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    18. Sample M5 is mainly composed of this mineral:

    a. biotite mica

    b. amphibole

    c. muscovite mica

    d. calcite

    e. quartz

     

    19. A possible protolith for Sample M5 is:

    a. diorite

    b. quartz

    c. limestone

    d. shale

    e. sandstone

     

    20. Sample M6 is mainly composed of this dark mineral:

    a. biotite mica

    b. amphibole

    c. muscovite mica

    d. calcite

    e. quartz

     

    21. Sample M6 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    22. A possible protolith for Sample M6 is:

    a. basalt

    b. granite

    c. sandstone

    d. limestone

    e. shale

     

    23. Sample M6 is an example of:

    a. high grade of metamorphism

    b. intermediate grade of metamorphism

    c. low grade of metamorphism

     

    24. Sample M7 has the following texture:

    a. slaty cleavage

    b. schistose foliation

    c. gneissic banding

    d. lineation

    e. non-foliated

     

    25. Sample M7 is called:

    a. marble                                         b. quartzite                                         c. schist                                         d. gneiss

    e. slate                                            f. anthracite coal                                 g. amphibolite

     

    26. A possible protolith for Sample M7 is:

    a. basalt

    b. granite

    c. sandstone

    d. limestone

    e. shale