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BSc (Earth Science Major)(TB) - Understanding Geology Through Maps

Geology 2310 Understanding Geology Through Maps
This course deals with the interpretation of the three-dimensional configuration of rock bodies from their distribution at the surface as represented on geological map. Topics could include: the distinction of various stratigraphic and secondary contacts between rock bodies, the attitudes of rock bodies at depth, the construction of geological maps from bore hole or seismic profile data, the determination of displacements on faults, the construction of mine plans at certain levels below O.D., the construction of subcrop maps below unconformities, the construction and interpretation of isopachytes, and the determination of ore shoot intersections. A brief overview of the techniques used to determine both relative and absolute ages of geological bodies and of geological events.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Geology 1110 or 1111 and Geology 1130 or 1131, or permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department

Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences