2021 SGL 401 - GEOLOGICAL FIELD MAPPING IN MATUU AREA MACHAKOS COUNTY, KENYA

SGL401-2021

 

This course aims at introducing a student to a comprehensive independent geological mapping and the construction of geological maps. This course includes a field trip with 28 days of field mapping.

Expected Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and solve geological relationships at a variety of scales, and synthesise them into four-dimensional models that describe the geological evolution of terrains.
  2. Develop skills on hand specimen and outcrop geology, mapping and stratigraphic analysis at a range of scales, aerial photo interpretation, remote sensing and the integration of geophysical datasets into geological mapping and interpretation.
  3. Evaluate the principals of structural geology and combine them with an understanding of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock systems. Fieldwork will focus on the geology of Kenya.
  4. Discriminate minerals and lithologies in the field (and document them);
  5. Describe in detail the pertinent geological information contained within an outcrop;
  6. Measure and properly record structural orientation information;
  7. Locate  ones-self on an air photo, read air photos and correctly transcribe geological information onto the air photos;
  8. Construct geological maps and cross-sections;
  9. Interpret geological field observations within the context of the geological evolution of the mapping region;
  10. Synthesise their own observations within the context of published research to understand their fieldwork regions in a broader geological context.