GEOL 113 - Intermediate Geology Field School
In this follow-up to the Introductory Field Camp (GEOL101), students will further refine their field geology skills in a camp setting outside of Whitehorse. A central focus for the field school will be the development of a number of skillsets fundamental to mineral exploration, including prospecting techniques, primary mapping at a variety of scales, geochemical sampling techniques, ground geophysics, and core logging. Students will synthesize existing datasets using
database and GIS skills acquired earlier in the program, with the goal of creating a
comprehensive geological overview of the field area. In addition, students will be exposed to the logistics of working and living in a camp setting and gain experience with standard field safety protocols. When possible, field trips to active exploration and mining operations will supplement the established curriculum. The Intermediate Geology Field School (GEOL101) is mandatory for all students in the Mineral Resources Certificate/Technologist program and prepares those students for job placements in the upcoming summer season.