Geology Department Information
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:
At present, there are six full time faculty and four adjunct faculty in the Geology Department. There is also an active, student-led Geology and Environmental Science Club. There are approximately 150 undergraduates and 22 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.
Welcome to the Research Guide for the Department of Geology.
This guide a useful starting place for your research in Geology and Environmental Science. It contains a core collection of resources available through the Wayne State University Library System, as well as high quality eb resources.
I am available by appointment to assist students and faculty with research related to Geology.
Nancy Wilmes, Librarian Liaison for the Department of Geology and Environmental Science.
The guide consists of several pages (tabs) detailing our resources in these areas:
Geology Web Sites
Environmental Science Resources
State of Michigan Gem -- Isle Royale Greenstone (Chlorastrolite)
Michigan designated Isle Royale greenstone (chlorastrolite) as the official state gem in 1973.
Michigan State Stone
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