• Understanding the required elements for completing a geological map and a geological cross section.
• Recognizing basic geological elements in a map.
• Learning how to calculate elements pertaining to the geometry of cartographical units and geological structures.
• Perception of the interaction of the topography and the geological structure in an area.
• Determination of the geological history of an area using a geological map.
• Understanding the methodology of geological mapping through field work.
• Development of orientation and field logging skills.
• Learning how to compile a geological map and cross section using original data.
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Fundamental principles of geological maps.
• Topography and its relationship to the geological structures.
• Geological maps – 3D measurements.
• Geological cross sections.
• Identification of geological contacts.
• Unconformities and their representation in geological maps.
• Mapping deformational structures (faults and folds).
• Geological mapping of special cases (igneous, metamorphic and diapiric rocks, deposits, tectonites).
• Field geological mapping.
• Hands-on training in the field on geological mapping.
• Fieldwork safety.
• Methods of geological work, use of compass and geological problems in the field.
• Compilation of geological maps and cross sections in the field.
• Compilation of a technical report annexed to the geological map.
Geological maps, Geological cross sections, Geological mapping, Compass, Geological tools, Field, Methods of mapping, Direction