Course Description

Advanced Field Geology - Geol 4121/6121
3.0 Credit hours

Geol 4006 and 4013, and consent of instructor;
Prerequisite or corequisite: Geol 4120/6120 or equivalent

Nine hours a day, six days a week for three weeks.
Intensive geological mapping and interpretation in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, with particular emphasis on complexly-deformed areas. Includes mapping in folded and faulted sedimentary rocks, intrusive and volcanic igneous rocks, and high-grade metamorphic basement terrain. Construction of multiple cross sections for complex strructures and advanced interpretation of geologic history of complex areas. Involves extensive, rough, off-trail hiking.