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Geology Field Course in Ireland

May 16 - June 24, 2018 (tentative)

Course and Application Information

The JMU Geology Field Course in Ireland is physically rigorous, and will require strenuous hiking over fairly rough terrain 6 days per week.


Weeks 1-4:  General field methods

  • Traditional and Digital Mapping
  • Stratigraphy and Petrology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Surficial Processes

Weeks 5-6:  Applications

  • Sequence Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis
  • Petroleum Geology Applications
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Karst Interactions

2017 Syllabus (.pdf)


  • Field Areas
  • Field Equipment List
  • Digital Mapping
  • Environmental Projects
  • Surficial Processes


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