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Geology of Australia - Global Perspectives - GEOS272

Investigate interdisciplinary perspectives on the origin and geological evolution of Australia and its plate margins. The Australian continent comprises practically all the rock types from over 3.8 billion years of Earth's history. Explore the geology of Australia from Archaean cratonic shields to Proterozoic fold belts and sedimentary basins of the western two-thirds of Australia. Discover the immense continental growth during the Phanerozoic evolution of the eastern margin of Australia. Place the spectacular diversity of Australian geology into a global perspective by exploring the active plate margins around the Australian tectonic plate.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory field trips)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Elena Belousova

GEOS125 Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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