GB8110 - Mineral and Crustal Magnetism


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours D

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

The course is given if 3 or more students attend. Lectures, seminars, field- and laboratory work including methods used in rock and paleomagnetism, and exploration. Project reports and presentation of projects must be successfully approved prior to oral exam. In addition, students will lead discussions on current scientific articles.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, lab and project

Further on evaluation

Oral exam. The oral exam consists of an oral presentation of the project and questions.

Exercises, labwork and the projects are obligatory and will be evaluated by "approved"/"not approved", they are required to be accepted to be allowed to take the exam.

Specific conditions

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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