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Explorations in Earth Science
Utilizing Instructional Technologies
A 2001 Eisenhower-Funded Workshop
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Rock and Mineral Campus Tour

by

Dr. Tracey Cascadden
Images and Notes Taken by Captola Taylor Harris, Betty Jones, and Lori Coles

The following images were recorded on the conference field trip of the Emporia State University campus. Participants were learning about natural and created building materials. View the scenes in a full scale by clicking on the desired image.

Petrified wood located inside the southeast entrance to Cram Hall. Coloration due to minerals involved in fossilization process.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Limestone wall under the southwest entrance to Cram Hall. Limestone is a common material to use for walls in Kansas.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Gray granite water fountain southwest of Cram Hall. Granite is resistant material and therefore shows little weathering.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
This brick is located on the north wall of White Library. The red color is due to the addition of the mineral hematite.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Highly polished granite in the south side of White Library, which is the entrance to the School of Library and Information Management.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Limestone sculpture located in the southeast White Library courtyard. Limestone, composed primarily of calcite, has a low hardness and therefore is easier to carve than granite or gneiss.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Greenstone aggregate, bonded by artificial material, floor tile throughout the entrance area to White Library.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Marble with crosscutting structure located along the south end of the first floor in White Library, which is the stairwell to the School of Library and Information Management.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Dr. Cascadden noting the limestone window sill in White Library.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Limestone pedestal for the sundial located near the sunken garden on Circle Drive. This limestone has fusuinids and is Cottonwood Limestone.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Eiss Limestone fountain in the sunken garden, Circle Drive.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Limestone columns outside Beach Music Hall.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
White marble steps in Beach Music Hall.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Slabbed and polished dark green marble window sill, King Hall.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Quartz aggregate used as decorative trim around the roof, east entrance to the Union.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Sandstone wall in the stairwell, southwest corner of the Union.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Slabbed and chiseled Cottonwood Limestone foundation blocks on the north side of Plumb Hall.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris
Quartzite glacial boulder in the Creager Kansas Rock Garden, south west side of Cram Hall.
Photo date 7/17/2001 © by C. T. Harris


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