Learn the fundamentals of field work and mapping while studying volcanic deposits in a classic continental volcanic arc. The course will contain field study of several of Ecuador’s active volcanoes (including Cotopaxi and Tungurahua) as well as an introduction to the monitoring and hazard mitigation efforts of the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador. The course will also contain study of more ancient volcanic terrains, the formation of associated metal deposits and the geology of active active exploration and mining in Ecuador.
Prerequisites: Mineralogy, and petrology required; stratigraphy, structural geology, and volcanology helpful but not required.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021