Abstract: Geological maps are one of the primary ways that geologists represent their observations about the distribution and relationships of rocks at the earth’s surface. This talk will describe the science and creative art of geological map making, and the main elements of a modern geological map. We will cover the bush craft of reading the natural landscape to find rock outcrops in poorly exposed regions, describing rocks and rock relationships in the field, interpreting aerial photographic and geophysical imagery, rock sampling and the production of a traditional and digital geological map.
Bio: Stacey Curtis works as a geologist in the regional geology and mapping team of the Geological Survey of South Australia. She has worked on mapping projects on northern Eyre Peninsula, the southern Flinders Ranges and the Gawler Ranges, and is currently mapping in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Southeast region. In almost 15 years of field work she has only been bogged once and got lost twice, but has had approximately 12 salt-bush tyre punctures.
Members and visitors are warmly invited to attend. We are obliged for security reasons to keep the front door of the building locked. Please note that latecomers will not be admitted after 8.00 pm, in order not to interrupt the lecture. Everyone is invited to supper following the lecture.
Workshop will start at 6.30 pm, but people are welcome to come in later, as everyone works independently or with a friend. The workshop will be held in the Sprigg Room. Go past the Tate Museum and take the next staircase on the right. The Sprigg Room is right at the top of the stairs. If you get lost, call Frances on 0403 153 726. Anyone who arrives after 6.30pm and can't get into the building can ring the FGC bell if it is in place, or phone 0403 153 726 and someone will let them in.