Stratigraphy and Economic Geology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: GEO2004S, DP in GEO3005F
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units36
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
This course covers the development of the oceanic and continental rock record and associated ore deposits as follows: the principles of stratigraphy with examples drawn from the South African rock record; the methods and procedures involved in dating rocks; the genesis of economic mineral deposits, their microscopic textures, and their valuation and exploitation; geophysical techniques.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.