EART3353 Geological Mapping

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Geology; Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences; Geochemistry major sequences
  • Level 3 elective
Content
Mapping geology in the field and the interpretation of field data alongside remote sensing and geophysical data are fundamental skills for a professional geologist. This unit strengthens and expands mapping skills through practical work and a seven-day field trip to the Eastern Goldfields. The field trip challenges students to collect high-quality field data with which to interpret the geological history of this complexly deformed area, and to understand the geological setting of mineral deposits (nickel and gold) in the area. Mapping is undertaken using modern digital mapping techniques incorporating a range of data types.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) collect high quality field data and make observations from regional datasets to interpret a complexly deformed terrane; (2) present new results in written report, critically appraising existing concepts with new data and interpretations; and (3) produce geological maps using digital mapping technology.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical exercises; (2) field trip map(s) and tests; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Alan Aitken
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
EART2232 Field Geology and EART2231 Earth Materials and EART2234 Earth Processes
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Geological Mapping Field trip - Kambalda / Kalgoorlie (estimated cost - $690).
Contact hours
lectures and practicals: 1 x 3 hours per week (for 9 weeks); field work: 7 days in non-teaching week (charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student)
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