GB8110 - Mineral and Crustal Magnetism


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2021/2022

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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

TGB4280 Geophysical Exploration for Geological and Environmental Applications, or GB8105 Applied Applied Geophysics and Petrology for Exploration in Geology and Environment 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



Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geophysical Interpretation
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


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