In the beginning of July, 12 students went on the GEOS3330 Metamorphic and Field Geology excursion to Broken Hill. This field trip provides students with the skills required for structural geology and metamorphic analysis by examining the complex terrains seen at various locations in and around Broken Hill.
We looked at various outcrops in order to understand the metamorphism associated with the area and better understand the nature of the Broken Hill orebody. The students then spent 3-4 days field mapping at double schistosity hill unravelling multiple deformation events and working out the tectonic evolution of the region.
If you are interested in going on this field trip next year, consider enrolling in GEOS2190 – Structural & Field Geology.