GEL3050

Earthscience Education LLC Copyright © 2016. All rights reserved.  Terms of use | Privacy policy Mineralogy / Optical Mineralogy

This course  offers free non-destructive & certain destructive mineral identification services to outside clients, community and industry.  You will be assigned a client sample  to provide analytical services on the unknown mineral . In the end you will be required to present the client(s) with a full analytical report. Your work must meet a minimum standard of quality and professionalism.

MINERALOGY PROFESSIONAL MINERAL ID PROJECT (250 pts)

GEL3050 will involve two hands-on projects and write-ups. Please read requirements carefully.

DETAILED ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION & GRADING RUBRIC

(.pdf format) WITH EXAMPLE


Submit with Assignment!

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT TEMPLATE - .rtf format


Your written report must be in a folder and follow  the provided template.  

GENERAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT GRADING & WRITING PRIMER (.pdf format)

FOR ALL WRITING ASSIGNMENTS !!!

FIELDTRIP REQUIRED! The Calumet Mine is an old iron mine near Salida, Colorado. You will need to survey, collect and identify  mineral samples, paying close attention to their associations.  The final product are detailed, handwritten notebook entries and sketches to be turned in right after the field trip.

CALUMET MINE FIELD NOTE ASSIGNMENT (100 pts)

DETAILED ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION & GRADING RUBRIC

(.pdf format)


Submit with Assignment!

FIELD NOTES WORKSHEET (50 pts) (.pdf format)


During this exercise you will be sketching and taking field notes while observing minerals.  

Calumet Iron Mine Location 105°56'52"W, 38°38'14"N  or  105 57' 00"W, 38 38' 11"N Google Earth kmz file Google Earth coordinates Topo Map Section

Client reports differ from academic or research papers. This is an AIPG outline for specifically writing Client Reports.

Additional example of an extensive Geological Client Report. This is a much larger scope than required for the assignment.

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT TEMPLATE - Word .doc format


Your written report must be in a folder and follow  the provided template.  

PROFESSIONAL PROJECT TEMPLATE - .pdf format


Your written report must be in a folder and follow  the provided template.