James Cook University maintains a field station near Cloncurry in Western Queensland. This area, which is in general Pre-Cambrian, and which lies in the outback Mt Isa Province, has been subjected to a complex system of faulting. This strongly mineralised Proterozoic terrain consisting of deformed and metamorphosed metasediments, metavolcanics, gneisses and granites with a metamorphic grade transition from greenschist to upper amphibolite facies, provides a great training location for advanced geology students. This work meets the field-work training requirements of most degree programs from Europe and North America. A portion of the course is also undertaken west of Townsville.