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Time Table

Monday July 8th: Depart from in front of the Edgeworth David Geology Building - 9.00 am sharp. We will drive to Narooma where we will be staying, for the entire duration of the trip, at the Narooma Golf Club & Surfbeach Resort.

Tuesday July 9th: Stratigraphy and paleocurrent analysis of Ordovician greywackes at Potato Point. Lunch in the field.

Wednesday July 10th: Analysis of superposed folds and fabrics at Bermagui. Lunch in the field then return to Sydney.

Thursday July 11th: Mapping and analysis of plutonic rocks of the Moruya batholith at Bingie Bingie Point (I-Type granitoids). Lunch in the field.

Friday July 12th: Return to Sydney.

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Accommodation

We will stay at Narooma Golf Club & Surfbeach Resort. Ballingalla St, Narooma
Tel: (02) 4476 2275, Fax: (02) 4476 2336

Bring a warm sleeping back and your favourite pillow. I you wish to hire additional bedding it is $6 per bed for the duration of your stay.

Grocery and food can be purchased at the local stores.

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Equipment and Cost

Hand lens (10X), raingear, field boots, sleeping bag, warm clothing, map clipboard with waterproof covering, field notebook, geological hammer, pensils, erasers, scale and protractor, coloured pensils. Compasses, and tapes will be issued to each mapping group. A basic and personal first aid kit. Some of the areas we will visit are in National Parks were hammers can not be used. Excursion notes will be provided.

Excursion Accommodation Fee: 85$ per participant. Please pay the Departmental Secretary Lisa Simmons, Main Office, Edgeworth Building F05 by June 30th.

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Objectives and assessment

The excursion involves four intensive days of analytical exercices designed to improve your skills at outcrop analyses and the understanding of geological processes at the mesoscale. In particular, the objective of this excursion is to introduce you to advanced techniques in the analysis of sedimentary facies (at Potato Point), igneous complex (at Bingie Bingie Point) and polydeformed low-grade rocks (near Bermagui) at the outcrop scale.

You will be required to work on stereonet exercices during the evenings.

This excursion is an important part of the GEOL 2002 and 3101 course (15% of the final mark) and attendance is mandatory. You will be divided into pairs to complete the data acquisition. Each working day will involve specific analytical exercices. Your assessment for the exercices will be based on the following: (1) participation in the exercices and discussions (30%), (2) quality of the map, sections, sketches, stereographic analyses, and written interpretation produced for each exercice (70%).

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Outcomes

At completion of the exercices of this field excursion you will be famillar with the following concepts and tasks:

  • Measuring strikes-dip-and dip direction of planar features and measuring plunge and plunge direction of linear features with a compass.
  • Plotting the orientations of lines and planes on a stereonet.
  • Indentifying Bouma sequences, paleacurrent indicators, and younging criteria.
  • Classification of igneous, and sedimentary rocks.
  • Construction of stratigraphic log and structural profile.
  • Identify and mesure folds.
  • Recognise and classify successive phases of deformation.

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