Field project tutorials 2002 - Introduction
This year we are trying some thing new ! We are going to run a virtual structural field mapping class !! The basic idea is for you to construct a geological map from field data provided and then to collect strain and microstructural data observed at specific localities, from which you will be able to derive a structural history for the 'area'.
The 'field trip' will run throughout Semester 2. Each tutorial you will add additional information to the map.
We will treat the exercise like a real field class and hopefully it will form part of a progressive learning curve teaching you how to collect geological data in the field and to prepare a final map product.
The 'field' programme is as follows:
Day 1 - Basic mapping: lithological outcrop pattern & main structures.
Day 2 - Collection of 2/3D strain data: analysis in terms of the field area.
Day 3 - Collection of progressive/incremental strain data & analysis.
Day 4 - Map interpretation in terms of polyphase & continuous deformation.
Day 5 - Collection of fault rock microstructural data & interpretation.
You will need to bring the following: mapping board; mapping pens & inks; lead & coloured pencils; compass/clinometer; hand-lens; calculator; rule & protractor.
Remember to use a separate field' notebook' for these tutorials.
You will be provided with: a topographical base map; a structural 'template' on which to construct a cross-section and perform strain analyses; daily basic note-book information (date, weather, hazards, mood, aims, etc.) & relevant geological data; stereonet; etc.
|Introduction||Tutorial 1||Day 2|
|Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
Last update: 13th March 2002
Copyright © Dr G. Lloyd, School of Earth Sciences, Leeds University, 2002