MING5501 Applied Structural Geology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Advanced applied structural is aimed at geologists wishing to build upon their existing training in structural geology and further expand their knowledge on structural analysis of ore deposit formation. This unit covers fundamental principles of structural geology with emphasis on shear zones, faults and fold styles, structural controls on hydrothermal ore deposits, tectonic styles and their geophysical expression, structural geology in mineral exploration and resource evaluation. The unit also includes advanced topics such as applied structural interpretation of geophysical data, digital measurement, visualisation and analysis of structural data.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) have an understanding of important concepts in structural geology directly applicable to mineral deposits; (2) develop practical skills in applying these concepts to mineral exploration and mining problems; and (3) recognise and map structural features in the field.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory exercises (30 per cent); (2) a regional reconstruction assignment (35 per cent); and (3) a set of field geological maps and cross sections (35 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicolas Thebaud
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Ore Deposit Geology (70590)
or
two Level 4 GEOS units
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
EART8504 Structural and Field Geology
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):
Field Trip (estimated cost - $805).
Contact hours
a 5-day block and a 7-day field trip in Semester 2 (total workload is 150 hours)
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-TP-2_2019]
Note
The field component of the unit generates additional field-related fees which are borne by the student. These fees must be paid prior to the unit commencement through the unit coordinator.
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