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EA3200 - Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology

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

Stress, temperature and hydrothermal fluids in the lithosphere. Faults, shear zones and fluid flow. Interation between deformation, metamorphism, mineralisation and tectonics. Metamorphism at different levels in the crust. Interpretation of field data and of structural and metamorphic relationships and history.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of stress, temerature and fluid distributions in the lithosphere, and the factors that affect them, at present and in the geological past;
  • The causes and effects of faulting and shear zone formation, and their relation to fluid flow;
  • An understanding of the relationships between deformation, metamorphism and mineralisation;
  • The skills and background knowledge necessary to map and interpret the geological history of deformed, metammorphosed and mineralised terranes;
  • The knowledge and skills to identify, map and determine the origin of tectonics and metamorphic rocks.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING EA2220 AND EA2300
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA5042

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Professor Tom Blenkinsop, Dr Jan Huizenga
Lecturers: Dr Michael Rubenach, Dr Ioan Sanislav, Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (20%); practical (20%); fieldwork (20%).

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