Impilahti geological field course

Introduction to ore prospecting geology. Theoretical and practical training in ore prospecting and exploration. Geological mapping and studying magmatic and metamorphic Precambrian rocks.

Theoretical part includes the overview of local geology, structure and mineral deposits, as well as review of modern prospecting and exploration methods (geological structural mapping, soil and bedrock geochemistry, ground geophysics, data interpretation).

Practical part consists of:

- Bedrock mapping and sampling

- Soil sampling and geochemical analyses using portable XRF-detectors.

- Field data interpretation. Field geochemistry map plotting

All collected field prospecting data is being analysed and represented as a report. The report includes bedrock geological map, geochemistry maps and prospecting map with localized potential areas for the possible discovery.

For more details, please, contact the Institute of Earth Sciences ( Also see the attached leaflet.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionSt. Petersburg University
Begin date01.06.2017
End date18.06.2017
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyEarth sciencePhysical science (others)
Teaching placeImpilahti, North Ladoga region, Russia
Tagsfield schoolgeologyprospectingresearch methods
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