The second year field work will be performed for about two weeks. This course is designed to identify various types of rocks, field stratigraphy, fossils, structural features and landforms in the field. This will help the students to understand various types of criteria to recognize rocks and other geological features in the field. The course emphasizes the basic skills essential to identify rocks according to different aspects , correlation & features also to locate yourself in the field and make essential field observations and measurements. Geological field build confidence and practical knowledge in the students to elaborate geological structures in the field during their field survey, which will give them more energy for the future.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Locate yourself in the field. 
  2. Make essential field observations and measurements.

2.1: use compass/clinometer to record dip and strike.

2.2: record observations correctly on base map field slips and in correct location.

2.3: recognize main rock types: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary and their subdivisions.

2.4: recognize main geological structures: folds, faults, joints, unconformities.

2.5: recognize main fossil groups.

2.6: observe relationships between geology and landscape features.

3. Keep accurate field records.

3.1: keep map and notebooks neat, tidy and up-to-date.

3.2: make appropriate field sketches, incorporating scale and orientation.

3.3: draw cliff or quarry sections to scale.

3.4: construct a sediment log through a sedimentary sequence.

3.5:  tidy-up field slips (ink and colour) in evenings!

Text Books:

  1. Lahee, F.H. 1961, Field Geology, McGraw-Hill.
  2. Compton, R. R. 1985, John Wiley and Sons, Geology in the Field

Course Start Date:  January 13, 2020

Course End Date:    May 08, 2020

Class Timing

Monday                      01:00 -02:00 PM

Tuesday                     01:00 -02:00 PM

Wednesday                01:00 -02:00 PM

Assesment Criteria:

Sesional : [Assingments (30) Presentations (05) Quiz (05) Atttendance (10)]

Final exam / Field Tour & Report : 50

Course Material