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EA5045 - Field Techniques in Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.
Prerequisites: EA5049 AND EA5330 AND EA5048
Corequisites: EA5044


Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 30-Jun-2012 to 17-Jul-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Tom Blenkinsop.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 64 hours fieldwork
Assessment: quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (90%).

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