University of Calgary

GLGY 381 - Sedimentary Rocks and Processes - Fall 2021

Origin, identification, classification and interpretation of sediments, siliciclastic, carbonate and evaporite rocks. Study of sediment/rock components (minerals), fossils and textures in hand sample and thin section; sedimentary structures and processes; introduction to depositional environments; burial, lithification and diagenesis; applications, including introduction to basin analysis/tectonics, exploration for water and petroleum resources, etc.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-3)


  • Geology 201 and 202; and 3 units from Chemistry 201, 211, 203 or 213; and Physics 211 or 221.


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