Courses & Units

Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains KEA708



Field-based intensive short course presented on the North Island of New Zealand (8 days) and western Tasmania (5 days). Offered every second year.


Covers current approaches to mapping, facies analysis and mineralisation in ancient and modern volcanic sequences. The unit introduces the processes and products of different eruption styles, contrasts in scale and structure of volcanoes, identification of key volcanic facies associations, and interpretation of facies variations.The unit also covers mineralisation and alteration processes related to hydrothermal systems in subaerial and submarine volcanic terrains, and implications for mineral exploration.


Unit name Volcanology and Mineralisation in Volcanic Terrains
Unit code KEA708
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr R Carey, Prof B Gemmell, Prof D Cooke.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $2,381.00 2020: $4,708.00 010709

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Teaching Pattern

11 days of lectures and practicals presented in an intensive short course format over a 2-week period.


field exercises and 2 major assignments

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Volcanic Textures by McPhie, Doyle and Allen (provided to participants)

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