Students’ field trip to East Kazakhstan

NU SMG students from the Geology and Mining Engineering programs (4th year) are currently on a joint field trip in the Altay, East Kazakhstan. They have performed structural measurements on schists and granitic rocks in the Katon-Karagay valley. Today, they are driving up the mythical Austrian road on the way to study the mineralogy and petrology of rare-metal pegmatites in the village of Asubulak. Such field trips provide students with “real-life” examples of important geological processes and forms and give them the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and develop the skills.