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EA3511 - Field Techniques in Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Must co-enrol in EA3510

Detailed mapping of a selected area of the Mt Isa Inlier, interpretation and synthesis of field data (sedimentary, structural, metamorphic, igneous and economic), plotting maps and cross sections, geological report writing.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop skills in integrating a wide body of geological data in determining a geological history and writing a field report;
  • develop skills in mapping a complex terrain comprised of a variety of lithologies and geological problems;
  • develop skills in preparing geological maps and cross sections from data collected in the field.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Field report - (40%) - Individual
  • Geological Map - (60%) - Group & Individual.
Prerequisites: EA2220 AND EA2900 AND (EA2300 OR EA3210) and EA3510 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT FOR EA3510


Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 07-Jul-2022
Face to face teaching 02-Jul-2022 to 19-Jul-2022
Coordinator: Dr Ioan Sanislav
Lecturers: Dr Ioan Sanislav, Professor Paul Dirks.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 128 hours - Field Trip

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.