Field Trip to Kaladar, ON 
ERTH 2802 Field Geology I
April-May, 2014 
 

Student writing in sunshineThe geology of southeastern Ontario is dominated by rocks that once formed the core of a giant mountain belt: the Mesoproterozoic Grenville orogen. Through uplift and exhumation, a great variety of rock types is exposed at the surface today. These rocks document the evolution of Earth’s crust which took place over more than 300 million years and ended with the final assembly of supercontinent Rodinia, ca. 980 million years ago.

ERTH 2802 is a degree requirement for most Earth Science majors. Students who participate in this 2-week field course will (1) learn to describe and identify various rock types in hand specimen, (2) create base maps using pace and compass techniques, (3) measure, map and analyze geological structures, (4) construct geological maps of areas containing sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and (5) learn how to interpret those maps. Students will become proficient in written and oral reporting of geological results and will learn best field and safety practices.

 

ERTH 2802 Field Geology - Grenville ProvinceERTH 2802 Field Geology - Grenville Province
ERTH 2802 Field Geology - Grenville ProvinceERTH 2802 Field Geology - Grenville Province