- Code EMSC3001
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course students will:
- Develop a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of field mapping techniques.
- 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.
- Develop the required skills to portray information on a map that is consistent with current best practice
- 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
- 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.
The fieldtrip date is expected to be early July. The course is run in a collaboration with the University of Queensland
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.
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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%
Cross section 10%
Strati column 5%
Geol History 5%
Individual mapping 10%
Mica creek outcrop mapping 10%
Mica creek 30% (breakdown below)
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
The Mapping of Geological Structures by K. R. McClay
The Techniques of Modern Structural Geology (Hardcover) by John G. Ramsay and Martin Huber
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that students have completed EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics before attempting this course
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6261||01 Jul 2018||06 Jul 2018||06 Jul 2018||22 Jul 2018||In Person||N/A|