The Geology of Bear Territory
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Wellman Hall

Wellman HallThe façade of Wellman Hall is composed of granite, a plutonic igneous rock composed of three minerals (feldspar, quartz, and dark mica). All of these minerals are silicates composed of structures of Si and O. Most of the granite on campus was mined from the Sierra Nevada. Granite is a harder and more resistant building material than calcite.