Introductory course for geologists
The Geological Society of South Africa will be holding a one-day course on Friday 25 May, 2012 at Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg.
This introductory course is designed for geologists who have an undergraduate degree in geology and require a refresher or exposure to tools and techniques to enable them to better understand the geological structure of the environment within which they work.
The first session will give an overview of stress and strain concepts in order to provide a basis for the rest of the course. A significant amount of time will be devoted to faulting followed by a session on folding. The final sessions will deal with mapping and borehole logging techniques.
The presenter will be Dr. Andy Killick obtained his initial training in structural geology from Professor John Ramsay at the Imperial College of Science & Technology. He was subsequently awarded a PhD, supervised by Professor Chris Roering for a thesis “Pseudotachylites of the West Rand Goldfield, Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa” from the University of Johannesburg.
Andy applied his structural skills as an exploration geologist as an applied research geologist working for a mining finance house and as a consulting geologist. He has presented several practical courses on faulting to geologists in industry.