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Lafayette's Geology Department has collected a large number of 35mm slides over the years. Some are from commercial slide sets purchased for classroom use, but a majority of the images were created by faculty members to support their own research. The thousands of images that make up this collection can be thought of as a visual repository that illustrates many geologic features and processes. While our first digital sub-collection is comprised of copyrighted material and is only available to the Lafayette community, we plan to build future sub-collections based on the photographs created by our faculty. It is our intent, where possible, to make these future sub-collections available to the public, in addition to the Lafayette community.
John S. Shelton Earth Science Image Collection
The John S. Shelton collection includes 500 earth science images from the CD Edition published by Crystal Productions. Searchable metadata for this collection is from Shelton's Guidebook to Earth Science Slides. The following subject groupings are available:
Volcanism & Extrusive Igneous Rocks
Intrusive Igneous Rocks
Clastic Sedimentary Rocks
Organic & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks
Fossils in Sedimentary Rocks
Joints & Faults
Weathering & Soils
Streams & Fluvial Landscapes
Lakes & Other Local Depressions
Windblown Sand & Dust
Some Basic Landforms
Man's Impact on the Natural Scene
Using the Collection
In addition to the subject headings above, most of which include several sub-groupings of related images, the entire collection can be browsed using the links on the upper-right of this page. Advanced search options are available though the "search" link in the navigation bar. When browsing or searching the contents of this collection, displayed results can be further limited using the "Refine" feature; sorted along various fields (in either ascending or descending order); and displayed in list or grid view. Due to copyright restrictions, both the images and metadata are limited to use by the Lafayette community.