September 2015, GEOS2190 Structural and Field Geology field trip.
With three mini vans and the troopie leading the way, 22 undergraduate students set off towards Lake Burrendong for their six day field trip. The field trip focused on developing geological mapping skills through mapping the outcrops across the beautiful scenic area of the Canobla station.
By mapping the outcrops and determining the different rock types present, students were able to understand and visualise the deformation events that had occurred millions of years ago and resulted in what they were looking at today.
On the last night we treated the students to an exploration of the the nearby Wellington Caves and Phosphate Mine. These limestone caves are home to the impressive Cathedral Cave.
If being in the outdoors whilst actively learning first-hand about geological structures and mapping interests you, this field trip is for you!