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EA5045 - Field Techniques in Geology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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 mapping - (60%) - Group & Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students must have a good understanding of EARTH SCIENCE which includes knowledge of structural geology, metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary geology. EA5330 or EA5048 or EA3210 or EA2220 or will have acquired equivalent knowledge through industry experience.
Corequisites: EA5044
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA3511

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 06-Jul-2023
Face to face teaching 01-Jul-2023 to 18-Jul-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Ioan Sanislav, Professor Paul Dirks.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 128 hours fieldwork - 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.