GEOL 216 provides an in-depth field geology experience focused on building competencies in detailed mapping of both bedrock and surficial geology. Additional emphasis is placed on the structural analysis of rock units and collecting and incorporating remote sensing and geophysical datasets to help inform map patterns. Students are expected to interpret their geologic observations and map patterns to understand how those patterns might reflect underlying plate tectonic controls and settings, original depositional environments, mountain-building events and the interaction of geologic materials with surface processes.
Students are introduced to current best practices for conducting field geology in the traditional territories of Yukon First Nations, and to how the engagement and consultation processes shape how geological research and mineral exploration are done in the North.
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