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Title Comment Keywords
Geologic Maps n.a. / n.a. geologic map, landslide, groundwater, earthquake, mineral, vegetation, fault, strike, dip, map key, legend, map symbol, map color, geologic unit, geologic age, contact, fold
Rocks and Minerals n.a. / n.a. rock, mineral, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock, extrusive igneous rock, intrusive igneous rock, clastic sedimentary rock, biologic sedimentary rock, chemical sedimentary rock, foliated metamorphic rock, non-foliated metamorphic rock
Geology of Death Valley National Park n.a. / n.a. Death Valley, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, desert
USGS Geology in the Parks n.a. / n.a. geologic map, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, glossary, education, geologic province, sand dune, cave, glacier, coast, Mojave, Sunset Crater, Lake Mead, Lassen, North Cascades, Joshua Tree, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Yosemite
North Cascades National Park Geology n.a. / n.a. North Cascades, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, climate, rain, snow
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument n.a. / n.a. Sunset Crater, volcano, cinder cone, lava, seismology, volcanology, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, earthquake, seismogram
Geology of Lake Mead National Recreation Area n.a. / n.a. Lake Mead, plate tectonic, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map
Remote Sensing Uses 09:48 - 10:07 (00:19) / 1.0 MB "remote sensing", groundwater, mineral, vegetation
Natural Resources 14:02 - 14:17 (00:15) / 0.6 MB "natural resource", soil, mineral, oil, gas, water
Determining the Age of Rocks 22:16 - 23:19 (01:03) / 1.1 MB "geologic age", mineralogy, mineral, element, isotope, "mass spectrometer", "isotopic ratio", "absolute age dating"
Conclusion 25:39 - 27:00 (01:21) / 1.5 MB "James Sadd", radioisotope, "relative age dating", "absolute age dating", mineral, superposition, horizontality, "cross-cutting relationship", "radiometric age dating", geologist, "rock formation", "geologic structure"
Minerals: The Materials of Earth 30 minutes / n.a. mineral, rock, "physical property", "mineral identification", quartz, precipitation, element, "crystal structure", crystal, atom, "metallic mineral", "laboratory analysis", crust, color, "chemical composition"
Introduction to Minerals 00:40 - 01:43 (01:03) / 1.3 MB introduction, "James Sadd", mineral, geologist
Minerals Are An Important Raw Material 01:43 - 02:41 (00:58) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", mineral, rock, crust, "open-pit mine", steel, "iron ore", "sand dune", quartz, glass
Rocks Are Aggregates of Minerals 02:41 - 03:23 (00:42) / 0.8 MB rock, mineral, "granitic rock", orthoclase, quartz, plagioclase, basalt, pyroxene, olivine
Minerals Are Like Fossils 03:23 - 03:48 (00:25) / 0.5 MB mineral, fossil, composition, "geologic age", "J. Lawford Anderson"
How Geologists Use Minerals 03:48 - 05:04 (01:16) / 1.4 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", mineral, geologist, geochronologist, "geologic age", rock, "radioactive element", "sedimentary petrologist", stratigrapher, sediment, "sedimentary rock", mountain, erosion, deformation, "igneous petrologist", "metamorphic petrologist", pressure, temperature, crystallization, magma, metamorphism, "plate tectonics", "structural geologist", magnetism, plate, "plate motion"
Common Minerals 05:04 - 06:08 (01:04) / 1.3 MB mineral, quartz, orthoclase, olivine, plagioclase, "rock forming mineral", rock, geology
Atomic Structure 06:08 - 07:26 (01:18) / 1.7 MB mineral, "atomic structure", atom, crystal, "chemical bond", ion
Crystal Growth 07:26 - 07:56 (00:30) / 0.7 MB "crystal growth", atom, mineral, element
Halite 07:56 - 08:34 (00:38) / 1.2 MB halite, sodium, chlorine, atom, evaporation, lake, metal, gas, salt, mineral
Quartz 08:34 - 09:20 (00:46) / 0.7 MB "Richard Hazlett", mineral, quartz, silicon, oxygen, solid, gas, hardness, "three-dimensional bonding", ion, transparent, crystal, element
Identification Tools 09:20 - 09:44 (00:24) / 0.5 MB geologist, mineral, "mineral identification", "steel knife", "hydrochloric acid", "rock hammer"
Physical Properties of Minerals 09:44 - 10:16 (00:32) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", mineral, "physical property", "chemical composition", "crystal structure", color, cleavage, luster, "chemical reaction", "mineral identification"
Mineral Colors 10:16 - 10:24 (00:08) / 0.2 MB "James Sadd", mineral, color, crystal, rock, "physical property"
Muscovite and Feldspar 10:24 - 10:57 (00:33) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", muscovite, feldspar, cleavage, "crystal structure", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral, color
Mineral Hardness 10:57 - 11:29 (00:32) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", quartz, calcite, "crystal structure", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral, hardness
Chemical Reaction 11:29 - 11:54 (00:25) / 0.4 MB "James Sadd", calcite, quartz, "chemical reaction", "hydrochloric acid", "carbonate", silicate, "carbon dioxide", carbon, "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral
Mineral Luster 11:54 - 12:22 (00:28) / 0.4 MB "James Sadd", luster, feldspar, muscovite, galena, pyrite, "metallic mineral", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral
Mineral Streak 12:22 - 12:54 (00:32) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", streak, "metallic mineral", color, hematite, galena, "crystal structure", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral
Laboratory Analysis of Minerals 12:54 - 13:29 (00:35) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", "microscopic crystal", geologist, rock, petrologist, "rock composition", "rock origin", sample, "laboratory analysis", "physical property", "mineral identification", mineral
Analyzing Rocks 13:29 - 14:51 (01:22) / 1.6 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", petrologist, granite, "Whipple Mountains", "Colorado River", California, "rock age", "rock origin", crust, "laboratory analysis", mineral, "chemical composition", "rock slab", "thin section", microscope, mineral, intergrowth
Analyzing Rocks 13:29 - 14:51 (01:22) / 1.6 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", petrologist, granite, "Whipple Mountains", "Colorado River", California, "rock age", "rock origin", crust, "laboratory analysis", mineral, "chemical composition", "rock slab", "thin section", microscope, mineral, intergrowth
X-Ray Analysis 14:51 - 16:33 (01:42) / 1.4 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", X-ray, "chemical composition", mineral, rock, element, "laboratory analysis"
Beams of Electrons 16:33 - 17:33 (01:00) / 0.9 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", electrons, "laboratory analysis", "thin section", "chemical composition", mineral, rock, pressure, depth, granite, "rock origin", "Whipple Mountains", crust, "rock age", magma
Mineral's Environment of Formation 17:33 - 19:00 (01:27) / 1.6 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", mineral, "atomic structure", "physical property", diamond, graphite, "environment of formation", "crystal structure", gem, carbon, atom, "covalent bond", "soft bond", hardness
Gold 19:45 - 21:19 (01:34) / 3.2 MB gold, mineral, copper, silver, California, "Sutter's Mill", Klondike, "Yukon Territory", "gold rush", "rare mineral", crust
Hydrothermal Precipitates 21:19 - 21:48 (00:29) / 0.5 MB gold, silver, copper, "metallic mineral", mineral, precipitation, "hydrothermal solution", fissure, "rare mineral", "J. Lawford Anderson"
Hydrothermal Ore Deposits 21:48 - 22:58 (01:10) / 1.1 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", magma, "igneous intrusion", "metallic mineral", "ore deposit", "hydrothermal ore deposit", metal, element, mineral, quartz, feldspar, mica, "lava flow", crystal, water, boiling, fracture, "magma chamber", precipitation
Crystallization In Water 22:58 - 23:43 (00:45) / 1.2 MB crystallization, precipitation, water, "chemical reaction", mineral, element, hematite, iron, oxygen, sand, sandstone
Evaporation 23:43 - 23:53 (00:10) / 0.3 MB evaporation, "sea water", "lake water", precipitation, halite, mineral, evaporite
Sublimation 23:53 - 24:25 (00:32) / 0.6 MB mineral, precipitation, gas, sublimation, "sulfur dioxide", eruption, volcanism, crystal, sulfur, "volcanic vent", "Thomas Hartnett"
Minerals Formed By Biologic Processes 24:25 - 24:45 (00:20) / 0.4 MB mineral, "biological activity", oyster, pearl, sponge, coral, "calcium carbonate", "sea water", precipitation, calcite, aragonite
Silicates 24:45 - 26:21 (01:36) / 2.0 MB mineral, silicate, silicon, element, semi-conductor, microchip, computer, technology
Conclusion 26:21 - 26:56 (00:35) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", mineral, "precious metal", gem, "industrial mineral", "mineral resource", oil, rock, "geologic history"
Intrusive Igneous Rocks 30 minutes / n.a. magma, igneous, crystal, crust, granite, basalt, plutonic, volcano, intrusion, pluton, mineral, felsic, andesite, "plate tectonics"
Minerals Crystalize 07:53 - 08:44 (00:51) / 0.9 MB crystal, "J. Lawford Anderson", "igneous rock", mineral, magma, plagioclase, olivine, potassium, feldspar, quartz
Reaction Series 08:44 - 09:24 (00:40) / 0.6 MB crystal, "Norman Bowen", magma, mineral, "reaction series"
Crystallized Minerals 09:24 - 10:44 (01:20) / 1.2 MB crystal, "David Sigurdson", "Norman Bowen", "calcic plagioclase", mineral, olivine, pyroxene, hornblende, biotite, temperature, plagioclase, potassium, feldspar, biotite, muscovite, quartz, "reaction series"
Differentiation 11:21 - 12:07 (00:46) / 0.6 MB crystal, "David Sigurdson", "Norman Bowen", granite, differentiation, magma, basalt, mafic, felsic, mineral
Value of Intrusive Igneous Processes 26:05 - 26:58 (00:53) / 1.2 MB "igneous rock", intrusion, mineral, lithosphere, ore, metal, gem, "tectonic activity", planet, magma, crystal, ocean, continent, mountain, "James Sadd"
Weathering 01:55 - 03:00 (01:05) / 1.8 MB "James Sadd", rock, "sea floor", uplift, orogeny, regression, "environment of formation", "Earth's surface", weathering, polar, tropic, granite, mineral
Water and Moisture 06:42 - 08:06 (01:24) / 2.2 MB "chemical weathering", weathering, water, moisture, "chemical decomposition", mineral, rainfall, "carbon dioxide", atmosphere, "carbonic acid", vegetation, soil, limestone, "rock composition", iron, oxygen, "iron oxide", limonite, geothite, hematite, rust
Rates of Weathering 08:06 - 09:07 (01:01) / 1.9 MB "Thomas Hartnett", water, "chemical weathering", weathering, "weathering rate", climate, "mechanical weathering", soil, temperature, "chemical reaction", desert, mineral, "Earth's surface"
Stable and Unstable Minerals 09:07 - 09:40 (00:33) / 0.8 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", mineral, "Earth's surface", quartz, hematite, "iron oxide", rust, temperature, pressure, weathering
Minerals and Weathering 09:40 - 10:44 (01:04) / 1.2 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", granite, weathering, mineral, temperature, quartz, feldspar, "chemical weathering", plagioclase, clay, orthoclase, sediment, rock, "sedimentary rock"
Sediment Turns To Stone 10:44 - 11:11 (00:27) / 1.9 MB weathering, grus, sediment, sorting, deposit, cementation, sandstone, siltstone, silt, sand, mineral
Weathering and Erosion 03:22 - 03:58 (00:36) / 0.6 MB "Dee Trent", crust, "igneous rock", "metamorphic rock", "sedimentary rock", "Earth's surface", weathering, erosion, "rock composition", "mechanical weathering", "chemical weathering", mineral
Metamorphic Rocks 30 minutes / n.a. metamorphism, temperature, pressure, "metamorphic rock", mineral, "plate tectonics", time, crust, composition, "snowball garnet", "sedimentary rock", "igneous rock", heat, crystal
Metamorphism 01:17 - 02:29 (01:12) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", mountain, "plate tectonics", lithosphere, deformation, energy, orogeny, collision, crust, magma, fault, heat, pressure, metamorphism, mineral, composition, "radiometric age", atom, recrystallization, time
Information In Metamorphic Rocks 02:29 - 02:46 (00:17) / 0.3 MB "James Sadd", metamorphism, structure, mineral, crust, geologist, "tectonic activity", "metamorphic rock"
Shear Stress 05:51 - 06:52 (01:01) / 1.8 MB "shear stress", crystal, Chinese, "snowball garnet", geologist, metamorphism, mineral, inclusion, "multi-ringed model", plane
Foliation 07:50 - 08:54 (01:04) / 1.3 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", "directed stress", compression, metamorphism, structure, temperature, pressure, mineral, layering, geologist, foliation, "shear stress", "metamorphic rock", "mica schist", subduction, recrystallization
Rising Temperature 09:55 - 10:40 (00:45) / 1.3 MB "directed stress", temperature, mineral, "metamorphic rock", recrystallization, texture, "igneous rock", "sedimentary rock", limestone, calcite, heat, metamorphism, crystal
Changing Rocks 12:46 - 13:09 (00:23) / 0.7 MB "James Sadd", heat, pressure, metamorphism, texture, mineral, composition, protolith, "geologic time", water
Pressure Gauges and Thermometers 15:42 - 16:24 (00:42) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", metamorphism, experiment, composition, temperature, pressure, mineral, "metamorphic rock", atom, geologist
Pressure-Temperature Chart 16:24 - 16:48 (00:24) / 0.5 MB "James Sadd", chart, mineral, temperature, pressure, metamorphism, basalt, crust, "ocean basin", "Earth's surface"
Metamorphic Facies 16:48 - 17:34 (00:46) / 0.9 MB "James Sadd", "metamorphic facies", basalt, metamorphism, temperature, pressure, composition, mineral, "metamorphic rock", amphibole, "amphibolite facies"
Metamorphosed Claystone 18:49 - 20:08 (01:19) / 2.0 MB "Douglas M. Morton", metamorphism, claystone, "sedimentary rock", alumina, "regional metamorphism", heat, slate, mineral, temperature, pressure, foliation, layering, phyllite, "linear structure", mica, crystal, garnet, "metamorphic grade", gneiss
Preserved Record 20:08 - 21:02 (00:54) / 1.1 MB metamorphism, "metamorphic rock", temperature, pressure, fluid, "chemical reaction", ion, mineral, recrystallization, geologist, deformation, crust, "plate tectonics"
Blue Schist 21:02 - 22:19 (01:17) / 1.5 MB "James Sadd", geologist, metamorphism, "metamorphic facies", pressure, temperature, "metamorphic rock", "plate tectonics", "blue schist", experiment, mineral, crust, "blue schist facies", heat, subduction
Desert Dust 12:58 - 13:42 (00:44) / 1.2 MB desert, wind, "desert dust", rock, mineral, plant, animal, ash, detritus, "volcanic ash", atmosphere, storm
Geologic Exploration 12:49 - 13:50 (01:01) / 1.2 MB "John Everett", satellite, wavelength, technology, geologist, forester, climatologist, oceanographer, physicist, geology, exploration, oil, gas, groundwater, mineral
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