Field course in historical geology 1300-OKGH2L
The field course is located in the eastern part of the Holy Cross Mountains. Each day is focused on a particular geological aspect presented in stratigraphic order. Discussed are issues linked with the sedimentology, facies development and stratigraphy of subsequent stages of the evolution of the Holy Cross Mountains in the Phanerozoic. During the field course it is possible to collect palaeontological specimens. Cambrian bio- and lithostratigraphy is presented in exposures located in the Klimontów Anticlinorium. Ordovician and Silurian rocks and their unconformable contact with Devonian strata are shown in successions within the Bardo Syncline. The Bukowa Góra Quarry gives an example of clastic Emsian deposits (Lower Devonian), whereas the facies diversity and tectonic structure of the Middle Devonian are presented in the Grzegorzowice-Skały and Świętomarz-Śniadka successions. Interpretation of Early Jurassic sedimentary environments is carried out in the Gromadzice and Podole sections. Upper Jurassic rocks are studied in several exposures near Bałtów, whereas the Neogene deposits are shown near Staszów along the northern margin of the Carpathian Foredeep.
Type of course
Following the course the student: is capable of explaining the evolution of the Holy Cross Mountains in the Phanerozoic based on classical exposures of the area; can recognize basic fossils identifying the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Jurassic and Neogene systems; can interpret environments of marine and continental sedimentation from the course area.
Evaluation of activity during field course reflected in the amount of collected fossils and written final test.
Materials for the field course in Historical Geology.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
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