6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Winter semester 2018 (On-campus)
In order to enrol in this unit students will need to apply via the Science Student Services officeScience Student Services office (http://www.monash.edu/science/current/undergraduate/help).
A three-week field camp during the mid-year vacation, the unit aims to teach the skills of geological mapping in a classic field location of Australian geology. The emphasis will be on observing, recording, and interpreting geologic phenomena in the field. Students will draw on a theoretical background of lectures and laboratory studies in first, second and third-year geology to analyse real rocks in the real world. Students will use their observations and interpretations to construct geological maps and cross-sections and determine the geological history of a complex poly-deformed terrane.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Observe and interpret the distribution of lithologies and structures in the field.
- Describe the basic concepts of field mapping techniques.
- Produce a geological map and cross-sections from field observations.
- Determine the relationship between structure and metamorphic assemblages.
- Visualise complex three dimensional geometries.
- Unravel the geological history of one of the most complexly deformed terranes on the planet.
- Determine overprinting relationships from field geology.
- Communicate results in a written report.
- Work in a team environment and communicate of results with peers.
Geological map 60%
Geological cross section: 10%
Elective or alternative assessment: 15%
Rock test: 10%
Field performance: 5%
16-21 days over the mid-year vacation
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