Year 11 ATAR Earth and Environmental Science Excursion

Last term, the Year 11 ATAR Earth and Environmental Science students investigated the igneous geology of the Yilgarn Craton at Mountain Quarry and The John Forrest Railway Tunnel.

The investigation included the mapping and interpretation of granitic and volcanic rocks and some challenging interpretation of geology in three dimensions. The fieldwork allowed the students to apply all the theory that they have learned in class to a fantastic field environment.

The hard work of students was rewarded with a brief inspection of the Oldest railway tunnel in Western Australia and a bit of hide and seek in the darkness of the now abandoned tunnel.