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Relative Dating Methods

I have four rocks Granite, Slate Limestone, and Shale or Mudstone.

Field setting of the rocks is as follows:
On the bottom is Granite either side of the granite is Slate, on top of Slate is Limestone, the top layer is Shale or Mudstone
In the field setting of the above rocks there is a selection of of possible events in the history of the rocks listed
Relative dating methods will place the list in the correct chronological order, some of the events may be used more than once.
a time gap in deposition
deposition of shale
Intrusion of granite pluton
folding of shale
metamorphism of shale
deposition of limestone
Uplift, weathering and erosion

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Interesting question, indeed. Please refer to attachment for my response to your question, which is also presented below. I hope this helps. Keep up the good work and take care.

RESPONSE:

Your question is this:

1. "I have done this answer, need to know if its ok, as I am not very knowledgeable in geology".

It is kind of difficult to tell where the question ends and your answer begins. I am assuming that the following list is your answer (and not a given and part of the question) that you want me to check:
· a time gap in deposition
· deposition of shale
· Intrusion of granite pluton
· folding of shale
· metamorphism of shale
· deposition of limestone
· Uplift, weathering and erosion

A. First, relative dating methods involve placing geological events in a sequential order as ...

Solution Summary

This solution uses relative dating methods to date a series of geological events.

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