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:
- Develop a comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of field mapping techniques.
- Develop abilities 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 field trip 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 field trip expenses in addition to normal course fees. As an indication, in 2019 the field trip expenses were $600 plus meals and accommodation. For more information see class summary when published. Field trip payments are to be made via Scienceshop .
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- Indicative assessment is 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. (null) [LO null]
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- Individual mapping (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mica creek outcrop mapping (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Mica creek (Interpretation - 15%, Fact map - 10%, Cross section 5%) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Intensive face-to-face component comprising two weeks field mapping to be held in the break between semesters 1 and 2
- Approximately 30 hours of self-study which will include preparation and completion of assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeIt is expected that students have completed EMSC3002 Structural Geology and Tectonics before attempting this course
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