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Exploration Skills Mapping (GEOL90045)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Off Campus

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90045
Summer Term - Off Campus
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Geological mapping, core logging and the recognition of ore-related hydrothermal alteration mineral assemblages are essential skills for all mining industry geologists. This field-based course will examine core and surface exposures of a mixed volcano-sedimentary succession in the highly mineralised Cambrian Mount Read Volcanics and Dundas Group of western Tasmania.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise appropriate for post-graduate research in the field; equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise enabling them to take their place as professional geologists in industry or government organisations; to develop skills in field mapping techniques, recognition of volcanic textures and their use in field mapping of mineralised sequences, recognition of alteration in volcanic sequences, structural analysis of slate belt rocks, graphic logging of core and analysis of structural geology data.

Generic skills

Exercise critical judgement; undertake rigorous and independent thinking; adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks; develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills; interrogate, synthesise and interpret the published literature; work as part of a team.

Last updated: 29 March 2019