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Sedimentary Environments and Resources KEA308



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
Unit code KEA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Dr Evan Orovan

Teaching staff

Dr Stuart Bull, Dr Michael Roach & Dr Martin Jutzeler

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

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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