Welcome to the Research Guide for the Department of Geology.
This guide is a useful starting place for your research in Geology and Environmental Science. It contains Geology and Environmental Science resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality e-resources.
Nancy Wilmes, Librarian Liaison for the Department of Geology and Environmental Science.
This guide consists of several tabs:
►Databases ►Online Journals
►Books ►Reference Works and E-Books
►Maps ►Geology Web Sites
►Environmental Science Resources
Michigan designated Isle Royale greenstone (chlorastrolite) as the official state gem in 1973.
more Geology images: http://geology.com/rocks/
Michigan designated the Petoskey stone as the official "state stone" in 1965 (Petoskey stone is actually not a stone but fossilized coral).
Image taken from: http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Michigan/stone_petosky.html
0224 Old Main
4841 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
ph: (313) 577-2506
fax: (313) 577-0517
contact: Mark Baskaran, Professor
About the Geology Department:
5 full time faculty, 2 adjunct faculty and 4 part-time faculty. There is also an active, student-led Geology and Environmental Science Club. There are approximately 160 undergraduates and 15 graduate students majoring in geology and environmental sciences. Geology also serves a large portion of the WSU student body. Approximately 1,200 students take the Geology: The Science of the Earth (GEL 1010) course each year. Many students continue with additional coursework in Geology.