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GEO-3107 Field Trip Hard Rock Geology - 5 ECTS
Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a program of study of at least three years, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other program for basis of admission.
Application code: 9371.
The course will present geological problems in the field to the student, and will focus on the integration and synthesis of various topics concerning hard rock geology (e.g. field relations of geological units, lithological variations, magmatic, structural and metamorphic evolution, relationships between structural/magmatic/metamorphic evolution, and formation of ore deposits). The key topics depend on the location selected for each excursion and some of them may not be covered in the particular year.
The excursion will be located to areas outside those where the students do their field work for their master theses.
The student has
- understanding of fundamental geological processes responsible for the origin of the visited location.
- understanding of geological evolution of the visited location.
- knowledge of the data that led to the formulation of particular geological model(s).
The student can
- perform a basic synthesis of available geological data for the visited location.
- recognize important differences in evolution of various geological units of the visited location.
- interpret geological processes that caused geological variability of the visited geological units.
- perform an in-situ analysis of the visited geological units (structural analysis, interpretation of metamorphic grade of rocks, mineralogy of various rock-types and ore bodies).
The student can
- critically evaluate existing geological models based on available data.
- discuss possible modification of existing geological models with geologists and fellow students.
- carry out the most important elements of geological research projects: penetrating literature, carrying out field research, analyzing data, and communicating results to fellow students/scientists.
Field report that counts 100% of the finale grade.
Grading scale: Pass/fail. In case the grade is fail, new, improved field reports can be delivered within a new deadline.
Compulsory learning activities
Approval of training in health, safety, and environment prior to the field excursion. This includes the use of helmets, high-visibility safety vests etc., and the use of geological equipment (e.g., hammer, spade, scraper, magnifier) in the field.
Active participation in the excursion and activities prior to and during the excursion.