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EA5042 - Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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.
EA3002 EA3200


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Jan Huizenga
Lecturers: Dr Ioan Sanislav, Dr Jan Huizenga.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 23 hours practicals
  • 16 hours - Fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (% - 50%); assignments (% - 50%).

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.