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EA2300 - Introductory Structural and Metamorphic Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

Folds, foliations, lineations, overprinting criteria and structural features of compressional and extensional crustal domains. Faults, fault analysis, fault movement directions, faults and mineralisation, orthographic projection of faults. Microstructures in deformation and metamorphism.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop expertise in the use of sterographic projections to solve problems in structural geology and to provide experience in solving geometric problems on maps of multiply deformed terrains;
  • to develop skills in the practical analysis of faults applicable to people wishing to enter the environmental, mineral exploration and engineering professions;
  • to gain an understanding of basic deformation/metamorphic processes, such as fold and foliation development and dissolution during deformation and microstructural processes;
  • to gain an understanding of the development of faults, fractures and other related battle structures.
Prerequisites: EA1110 plus at least 9 credit points level 1 AN, AR, BZ, EV, MA, MB, PH, SC (BU1004 or BU1104) subjects
EA2002 EA5049


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jan Huizenga
Lecturers: Dr Michael Rubenach, Dr Ioan Sanislav.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 50%); quizzes or tests (% - 15%); practical (% - 20%); assignments (% - 25%).

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