Geology Department Slide Collection

About the Geology Slide Collection

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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: Atmosphere, Volcanism & Extrusive Igneous Rocks, Intrusive Igneous Rocks, Clastic Sedimentary Rocks, Organic & Chemical Sedimentary Rocks, Fossils in Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Folds, Joints & Faults, Unconformities, Weathering & Soils, Downslope Movements, Streams & Fluvial Landscapes, Lakes & Other Local Depressions, Shore Processes, Glaciation, Windblown Sand & Dust, Groundwater, Some Basic Landforms, Geological Hazards, Man's Impact on the Natural Scene, and Miscellaneous.  Most of these subject groupings also include several sub-groupings of related images.  Due to copyright restrictions, both the images and metadata are limited to use by the Lafayette community.