GB8110 - Mineral and Crustal Magnetism


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 50/100 D
work 50/100 A

Course content

Students will work with specific problems related to crustal magnetism, including theoretical aspects of rock and mineral magnetism, crystal chemistry, paleomagnetism and advanced interpretation of potential field anomalies. Specific project work will include field, laboratory and interpretation work: VSM, AMS, AF demag, Forc and Preisach measurements, use of advanced software for modelling and interpretation. Current and classic journal articles will be discussed and presented by students in class.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE: Students will be able to apply methods of interpretation of potential field anomalies on all scales from satellite to micron.
SKILLS: Basic theoretical rock and mineral physics of the oxides and how to apply these concepts to state of the art modelling and interpretation of potential field data.
GENERAL COMPETENCE: Laboratory projects will aim at coupling rock magnetism to the finer scale mineral magnetism.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, field- and laboratory work including methods used in rock and paleomagnetism, and exploration. Project reports and presentation of projects must be sucessfully passed prior to oral exam. In addition, students will lead discussions on current scientific articles.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TGB4280 Geophysical Exploration of Natural Resources, or GB8105 Applied Geophysics and Petrology for Exploration of Natural Resources or equivalent, or approval by course coordinator.
Good knowledge of oxide mineralogy, general geophysics, mineralogy and petrology.

Course materials

Scientific articles.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geophysical Interpretation
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 50/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 50/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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