Areas of experience in the practice of
professional geology include:
including identification of minerals and mineral assemblages, the determination
of physical and chemical properties of rocks, and determination of probable
genesis and sequence of mineral assemblages.
(b) Petrography or petrology, including
identification and classification of major rock types, determination of
physical and chemical properties of rocks, and determination of probable
genesis and sequence of rock formation.
(c) Geochemistry, including evaluation of
geochemical data, and construction of geologic models based on geochemical
(d) Stratigraphy or
historical analysis, including identification of rock sequences, establishment
of the relative position of rock units, determination of the ages of rock
units, interpretation of depositional environments and geologic histories,
performance of facies analyses, and establishment of stratigraphic
geology, including identification of structural features and their
interrelationships, determination of the orientation of structural features,
performance of qualitative and quantitative structural analyses, correlation of
separated structural features, and interpretation of structural features and
Paleontology, including determination of estimated relative geologic ages of
rocks, identification of fossils and fossil assemblages, correlation of rock
biostratigraphy, and paleoecological interpretation.
(g) Geomorphology, including identification
of landforms, performance of geomorphic field investigations, determination of
geomorphic processes and the development and age relationships of landforms and
soils, and interpretation of geomorphic field data.
(h) Geophysics, including performance of
geophysical investigations in the field, performance of geological
interpretations of geophysical data, and identification of potentially
hazardous geological conditions by use of geophysical techniques.
(i) Hydrogeology, including design and
interpretation of hydrologic and hydrogeologic testing programs, utilization of
physical and chemical data to evaluate hydrogeologic conditions, development
and interpretation of groundwater geologic maps and sections, application of
geophysical methods to analyze hydrogeologic conditions, determination of the
physical and chemical properties of aquifers and vadose zones, determination of
groundwater resources and quality, design of wells and drilling programs,
development of groundwater resource management plans, and development of
remedial action programs.
Engineering geology, including geologic interpretation for engineering design,
identification and interpretation of potential seismic and geologic hazards,
development and interpretation of engineering geology maps and sections,
evaluation of materials resources, establishment of site selection and
evaluation criteria, design and implementation of field and laboratory
programs, and provision of sample soils for geologic analysis and materials
geology, including formulation of exploration programs, implementation of field
investigations on prospects, performance of geologic interpretations for
mineral reserves, performance of economic analyses and appraisals, provision of
geologic interpretations for mineral resource, mine development, and mine
reclamation or abandonment.
Petroleum geology, including formulation of exploration plans, implementation
of field investigations on prospects, performance of geologic interpretations
of physical properties and hydrocarbon reserves, performance of petroleum
economic analyses and appraisals, and provision of geologic interpretations for
development and abandonment of hydrocarbon reservoirs.
(m) Glacial geology, including understanding
glacial processes, deposits, landforms and environments; identification and
classification of glacial sediment; performance of facies analyses;
identification of glacial sequences and establishment of stratigraphic
classifications; determination of glacial histories; and development and
interpretation of glacial geologic maps and sections.