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International Study Tour to Oman

From 30th November to 9th December 2016, students from Science 3500 (a Level 3 course open to Earth Science students) visited Oman on the Arabian Peninsula. The trip ran with 13 students, including three Omani International students studying Earth Science at the University of Adelaide, and involved camping in wadis and on the tops of the highest mountains in Oman.

The study tour involved exploring the geology of SE Arabia - from the oldest rocks in the basement that formed as the supercontinent Gondwana 600 million years ago, through all the incredible rock formations that form and store the vast petroleum wealth of Arabia. These rocks have fuelled the world for the last century and have powered the explosion in development of society over the past few generations.

The trip then focussed on the Semail Ophiolite - the best exposure of oceanic crust on land anywhere in the world - in the amazing 3000m high Hajar Mountains. Students got to walk on ancient ocean floors and examine the boundary between the Crust and the Mantle, something usually buried by 10 kilometres of rock.

An incredible trip and an opportunity any geologist anywhere in the world would love to have!


Open Day 2016

Open Day has a wealth of information and experiences for future students and their family, and gives you opportunity to find the degree that inspires you.

If you were unable to attend Open Day 2016, the talks for studying Science and Physical Sciences have been recorded and can be accessed via:

School of Physical Sciences
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School of Physical Sciences
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

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T: +61 8 8313 5996
F: +61 8 8313 4380
physicalsciences@adelaide.edu.au

Student Enquires

T: +61 8 8313 5673
F: +61 8 8313 4386
physicalsci@adelaide.edu.au