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EASC 464: Mining, Oil and Gas, and the Environment

Acid Mine Drainage; mineral resources in relation to renewable resources; environmental and health impacts of mineral extraction and processing; land degradation in relation to mining especially surface mining operations. Visits to mine sites to observe...

EASC 463: Basin Tectonics

Basins in their plate-tectonic setting. Lithosphere behaviour and the mechanisms of basin formation. Key features of extensional, compressional and strike-slip basins. Testing tectonic models by stratigraphic analysis. Facies architecture of basins including...

EASC 462:Exploration Geochemistry

The course covers the following: Geochemistry of the supergene environment; Supergene mineralization; Regolith geochemistry; Geochemical exploration: basic principles, drainage, soil and vegetation surveys Statistical treatment of geochemical data; Analytical...

EASC 461:Basin Analysis

Introduction - scope, purpose and developments. Sedimentary basins. Regional and global stratigraphic cycles. Depositional systems and facies analysis. Data acquisition - measuring and recording surface and subsurface data. Data manipulation. Burial history....

EASC 460:Field Exercises in Earth Science

The course includes several one-day long and one one-week field trips to landfill and mine sites. It introduces practical skills appropriate to the study of earth and environmental science. The course concentrates on interactions and feedbacks in the...

EASC 459:Bearing Capacity and Slope Stability Analysis

Theory of bearing capacity cohesive and cohesionless soils and clays; Bearing capacity estimation from in situ tests; Estimation of bearing pressures by empirical methods, Foundation Types; Protection of foundations against attack by soils and groundwater....

EASC 458:Exploration Geophysics

Theory: Instrumentation, Survey procedures, data processing and interpretation. Methods: Seismic, Electrical (Resistivity, S.P. & I.P.), Electro-Magnetics, Gravity, Magnetics.

EASC 457:Rock Mechanics

Index properties of rocks; engineering characteristics of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Shear strength of planar discontinuities; Shearing on an inclined plane; Surface roughness; Shear testing on discontinuities in rock; Estimating joint...

EASC 454:Geochronology

The primary objective of this course is to provide a practical overview of principles and techniques used in geochronology. The theory, methodology and interpretation of the following dating techniques will be discussed: U-Th-Pb, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Pb-Pb, K-Ar, Ar...

EASC 450:Geological Field Mapping

Integrated approach to examining geologic relationships in the field; deciphering geologic evolution of map regions through the collection and interpretation of geologic data. Students spend 3-4 weeks in the field to collect geological data for laboratory...

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