Course Description

Course Name

Stratigraphy and Economic Geology

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

36 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: GEO2004S, DP in GEO3005F

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course covers the development of the oceanic and continental rock record and associated ore deposits as follows: the principles of stratigraphy with examples drawn from the South African rock record; the methods and procedures involved in dating rocks; the genesis of economic mineral deposits, their microscopic textures, and their valuation and exploitation; geophysical techniques.

*Course content subject to change