Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering sedimentary processes, environments and fossil fuels. Examines clastic sedimentary transport and depositional processes and the formation of carbonate and evaporite chemical sediments. These processes are discussed in the context of the earth`s modern and ancient environments, highlighting the external and internal controls over such depositional systems and their dynamic nature. The practical component includes a hands-on introduction to the techniques of graphic logging of diamond drill core. The formation and location of fossil fuels will also be introduced
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, Environmental Geology and Marine Geoscience, and desirable for Honours in Geophysics and Economic Geology.
|Unit name||Sedimentary Environments and Resources|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Evan Orovan
Dr Stuart Bull, Dr Michael Roach & Dr Martin Jutzeler
|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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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||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 (30%), 2-hr theory exam (60%), excursion report (10%)
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