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Topics covered include facies analysis and petrology of carbonate, terrigenous and chemical sediments; techniques used in stratigraphic analysis and sequence stratigraphy; sedimentary geochemistry and its applications; principles and applications of palaeontology with respect to stratigraphy; post-depositional processes, including diagenesis and weathering, that alter rocks after their formation; chemical interactions between minerals and groundwater in weathered rocks and weathering products; the processes involved in hydrocarbon generation and organic maturation; and application of sedimentary geology to understanding sediment-hosted ore deposits.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this subject, students should have acquired a basic understanding of sedimentary geology, including sedimentary environments of carbonates, clastics, and chemical sediments, sedimentary diagenesis, stratigraphy, micropaleontology, sediment-hosted ore deposits and petroleum geology.
Last updated: 15 February 2020