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GEOLOGY 3500 - Exploration Methods III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3017 and GEOLOGY 3018
Assessment: Exam, practical exercises, tests
Syllabus:

This course will introduce a series of geological and geophysical techniques that can be applied to determine the physical characteristics of the Earth's lithosphere, with direct application to the detection and mapping of mineral and energy resources in three dimensions. We will take a generic view, that economic concentrations of mineral and energy resources are geological anomalies that are defined by extreme localised enrichments (of specific elements, minerals, liquids, gases or heat) and are recognisable by steep gradients in a range of measurable geophysical properties. The course will be divided into modules covering geophysical exploration techniques commonly used in minerals and energy exploration, (gravity, magnetic, electrical, electro-magnetic and seismic surveys). We will examine the theoretical basis of each technique, the methods of data collection, presentation and analysis, and appropriate, geologically constrained, interpretation of the data. Students will explore an industry style data base and softwares with the aim of developing an exploration and targeting model for hydrocarbon resources.

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Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11607 LE01 45 9 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 1pm - 3pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 1pm - 3pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11608 PR01 45 9 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite