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Course Title: BLACK SHALE OF THE APPALACHIAN BASIN
This course will delve in to the intricate mechanisms of black shale deposition. During class we will cover such topics as tectonic regimes of the Appalachian Basin (AB); sediment characteristics of the main black shale units of the AB; geochemical evolution of source rocks within AB; hydrocarbon history and potential of the black shale source beds. Detailed concepts of shale sedimentology will be discussed with respect to the black shales of AB.