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11.6: Lab Exercise (Part B)

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  • Part B - Types of Metamorphism and Metamorphic Regions

    For this portion of the lab, you will be using Google Earth, and Figure 11.11 in this chapter. You will also need your rock samples M1 and M7.

    27. According to Figure 11.11, what mineral is unstable in the staurolite zone?

    a. chlorite

    b. muscovite

    c. biotite

    d. garnet

     

    28. Refer again to Figure 11.11; which index minerals will not be found together in the same rock?

    a. chlorite and garnet

    b. chlorite and kyanite

    c. biotite and staurolite

    d. biotite and muscovite

     

    29. Sample M1 from your rock kit is most likely an example of:

    a. hydrothermal metamorphism

    b. contact metamorphism

    c. regional metamorphism

    d. shock metamorphism

     

    30. Sample M7 from your rock kit is most likely an example of:

    a. fault zone metamorphism

    b. contact metamorphism

    c. regional metamorphism

    d. shock metamorphism

     

    31. Type 8 56 22.28N 126 55 54.33E in the search bar of Google Earth. Zoom out to an eye altitude of ~1700 miles. What type of metamorphism is likely in this area?

    a. shock metamorphism

    b. contact metamorphism

    c. regional metamorphism

    d. dynamic metamorphism

     

    32. The agents of metamorphism in this region, are most likely:

    a. chemically reactive fluids

    b. temperature

    c. pressure

    d. both temperature and pressure

     

    33. Type 35 06 53.42N 119 38 47.59W in the search bar of Google Earth. Zoom out to an eye altitude of ~8500ft. What type of metamorphism is likely in this area?

    a. fault zone metamorphism

    b. contact metamorphism

    c. regional metamorphism

    d. shock metamorphism

     

    34. Evidence of metamorphism at this location could be from the discovery of:

    a. gneiss

    b. quartzite

    c. tektites

    d. mylonite

     

    35. Type 35 01 38.93N 111 01 21.93W in the search bar of Google Earth. Zoom out to an eye altitude of ~12,000ft. What type of metamorphism is likely in this area?

    a. fault zone metamorphism

    b. contact metamorphism

    c. regional metamorphism

    d. shock metamorphism

     

    36. Evidence of metamorphism at this location could be from the discovery of:

    a. gneiss

    b. quartzite

    c. tektites

    d. mylonite