Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park

Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park

Course Number: GEO X425.1

1.5 units

An overview of the rocks and minerals of Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding desert environment including weathering and erosion in arid environments. You will:

  • Identify minerals using physical properties
  • Identify igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks using tables, diagrams, pictures and hand samples
  • Visit several locations to identify rocks, minerals, structural features, and weathering characteristics in the field


No Prerequisites for this course

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