This unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering sedimentary processes, environments and fossil fuels. It examines the interactions of clastic sediment transport with depositional environments in the development of a range of sedimentary facies. The unit encompasses the formation of coal, petroleum, clastic sediment, carbonates and evaporites The creation of these sedimentary rocks in the context of the Earth`s modern and ancient environments is highlighted, considering the external and internal controls over these depositional systems and their dynamic nature. The practical component includes a hands-on introduction to the techniques of graphic logging of diamond drill core, fossil fuel exploration exercises and energy debate
This unit is designed to bring students' knowledge of these topics up to graduate level, adequate for Discipline teaching and for continuation into 4th year (Honours), which is now recognised as the minimum professional level of training. This course is required for undertaking Honours in General Geology and desirable for Honours in Economic Geology, Environmental Geology and Geophysics
|Unit name||Sedimentary Environments and Resources|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Shaun Barker, Rebecca Carey, Karin Orth and Michael Roach
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,200.00||010703|
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2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 1, 2 days of excursions.
Practical exam and continuous assessment (40%), 2-hr theory exam (50%), excursion report (10%)
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