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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Mapping of Rock Alteration and Permeable Structures
LECTURERS: Prof. L. Diamond, Prof. Dr. T. Pettke
SCOPE:Field methods for mapping rocks altered by chemical reactions with groundwaters
CATEGORY: Field Courses
ECTS Credits:3
FORMAT:6-day block course held in the field during spring semester
FREQUENCY:biennially in spring semester, held in odd years
CONTENTS:Surface mapping of altered rocks; field classification of alteration assemblages; simple field methods to identify key alteration minerals; relative timing of alteration facies; mapping of fracture sets and deduction of their relation to alteration and to regional structures; reconstruction of history of fluid flow
ASSESSMENT:Field map and report

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.


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