Geological Mapping

Year
3
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01002424
Subject Area
Geological and Mining Engineering
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Elective
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

General Geology; Mineralogy

Teaching Methods

Theoretical-practical lessons with two strands: presentation of theoretical foundations (lectures) and solving exercises with support from teaching staff. The exercise of geological mapping with support and advice of the teachers.

Learning Outcomes

With this course unit title is intended that students acquire principles, methods and the underlying techniques to reading and interpretation of geological and topographic maps. In the field, aims to provide the student with the ability to identify and characterize different types of materiais and geological structures, as well as assess the spatial and volumetric distribution of soils and rocks.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1.The foundations of geological mapping. Instruments and field equipment

2. Reading and interpretation of topographic maps.

3. Reading and interpretation of geological maps and other thematic maps.

4. The interpretative exercises and abstraction of the organization of lithic volumes and geological structures.

5. Positioning techniques and referencing of the field. Guidance methods in the field and handling/working with the compass.

6. Principles of representation and sampling of geological materials.

7. Cartographic materials and identification of geological structures.

8. Identification and representation of other environmental variables.

9. Representation of geological structures and contacts.

10. Geological mapping exercise and other environmental variables.

Assessment Methods

Avaliação Continua
Avaliação Continua: 100.0%

Bibliography

Alvarez, J. (1989) - Cartografia Geológica, Paraninfo, Madrid.

Compton, R. (1985) - Geology in the Field, John Wiley & Sons, USA.

Rebelo, J. A. (1999) - As Cartas Geológicas ao serviço do desenvolvimento. Publicação integrada nas Comemorações dos 150 anos da criação da I Comissão Geológica. Instituto Geológico e Mineiro.