• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Kathryn Hayward
    • Prof Joerg Hermann
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2015
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Advanced field mapping in a deformed terrane,  teaching the basics as to how to make a map when the geology is  complicated. The field component is held over two weeks in late June/July  and reports and maps are submitted for assessment at the end of the  field period.  Assessment will be complete by the end of July.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course students will:

  1. Develop a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of field mapping techniques.
  2. Develop abilities to to define and analyse problems in the field:  Respond to problems by developing a program to collect, analyse, and organise information and ideas, and to convey those ideas clearly in a map.
  3. Develop the required skills to portray information on a map that is consistent with current best practice
  4. Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome;   generate ideas and adapt innovatively to changing environments; work and learn independently in a remote setting; evaluate opinions, make decisions and to reflect critically on the justifications for decisions
  5. Exercise an understanding of social and civic responsibilities in and out of the field: Develop a knowledge and respect of ethics and ethical standards used in the exploration and mining business and develop a knowledge of other cultures and times and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Other Information

The fieldtrip date is expected to be early July. 

Students will be required to pay for their own transport to Mt Isa. and a contribution to the fieldtrip expenses in addition to normal course fees. 

If you are interested in doing this course please contact either the course convenor or email student.admin.rses@anu.edu.au for consent to enrol.

Indicative Assessment

Based on the quality of the maps and cross- sections produced in the field, plus a participation component.  Field notebooks will be also examined as supplementary material.

Assessment is detailed below:(Learning Outcomes 1-5)

Moondarra                                        50% (breakdown below)

            Fact map         10%

            Interpretation   20% 

            Cross section    10%

            Strati column     5%

            Geol History       5%

Individual mapping                            10%

Mica creek outcrop mapping            10%

Mica creek                                             30% (breakdown below)

             Interpretation      15%

             Fact map             10%

            Cross section          5%

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    Two weeks field mapping to be held in the break between semesters 1 and 2

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have completed EMSC2012. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GEOL3001.

    Preliminary Reading

    The Mapping of Geological Structures by K. R. McClay
    The Techniques of Modern Structural Geology (Hardcover) by John G. Ramsay and Martin Huber

    Assumed Knowledge

    We recommend students complete EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics before attempting this course



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    Year Fee
    2015 $3096
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    2015 $4146
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