Dr. Clark's Geology Learning Resources
This site provides access to a number of Powerpoint files that allow students to revisit digital images that were shown in class, and are unavailable anywhere else. The images are accompanied by a brief commentary that informs the reader of the point of the image.
It is important to realize that these files are not intended to be stand-alone tutorials, but are to serve as a useful supplement to class attendance, class notes, and reading of the text(s).
Those inclined to be dismayed at the bare-bones appearance of this page should bear in mind that at this point, my time and energy can be better spent getting the images and files into a form suitable for web access. What you can access through the links is more valuable than the page itself. Those headings for which the appropriate Powerpoint file has been posted have a link; the others are a work in progress. When the link appears on this site, the file is available.
Introductory Physical Geology Course Materials
These images are most appropriate for courses such as EAS 101, 201, and 210, and may also be of interest to students in such courses as EAS 205, 209, and 224.
Mineral Properties.ppt (3.64MB)
Silicate Minerals.ppt (1.90MB)
Igneous Rock Textures
Igneous Rock Textures.ppt (4.54MB)
Igneous Rock Classification.ppt (2.98MB)
Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks
Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks.ppt (375KB)
Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks
Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks.ppt (2.94MB)
Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks
Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks.ppt (2.77MB)
Chemical Sedimentary Rocks
Chemical Sedimentary Rocks.ppt (890KB)
Metamorphic Minerals.ppt (1.59MB)
Metamorphic Rocks.ppt (2.95MB)
Carbonate Sedimentology Course Materials
Site prepared by Dr. Fred E. Clark,
Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta.
Copyright © 2005. Fred E. Clark
Revised September 26, 2005.