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GEOLOGY AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY

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GL 2014
STRATIGRAPHICAL PRINCIPLES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr M J Hole

Pre-requisite(s): GL 1005 and GL 1505

Co-requisite(s): None

Note(s): Students with 'A' level Geology or equivalent may be exempt from the GL 1005 prerequisite. Students who have taken and passed KL 107X or KL 157X or equivalent make take this course subject to prior permission of the course coordinator.

  • absolute dating - Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Pb, K-Ar & Ar-Ar systematics and the treatment of raw data (mineral and whole-rock)

  • relative timing of geological events from geological maps

  • basic principles of facies analysis

  • case studies of integrated used of time, sequencing and interpretative stratigraphical tools based on published geological maps.
  • 2 two-hour sessions per week.

    1st Attempt: in-course assessment (60%) - lab work (geochronology calculations and report; map interpretation)
    (40%) examination - 1 hours.

    Resit: Original in-course assessment (60%); Examination (40%) - 1 hours.