The Miri Geological Outcrop Museum Project

Airport Road Outcrop, Miri Outcrop Museum Site 2

Miri Airport Road Outcrop

Announcement

We are proud to announce that with the installation of the posters and the construction of pavement and handrail, we now consider this site "operational".!
However, as you will see from the additional work, there's still quite a lot to be done.

PROGRESS SITE TOURS EVENTS
AUG'00 - Posters up
OCT'00 - Pavement and Handrails
SM ST JOSEPH STUDENTS (OCT'00)
SMK RIAM STUDENTS (17MAR'01)
SMK ST CO STUDENTS (31MAR'01)
YOUTH CAMP (NOV 01)
YTH ADVENTURE CAMP (NOV 01)
2ND NATIONAL HERITAGE CONF.
NORWEGIAN 3RD YR STUDENTS
SMK LOPENG STUDENTS
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POSTER SESSION AT THE GSM 2000 CONFERENCE
Click here for more information about these excursions

Group Pix{short description of image} July 2006 : Students from SMK Chung Hua, Miri.
{short description of image} February 2004 : Students from SMK Lopeng Tengah, Miri.
{short description of image} June 2002 : Petroleum Technology students from Norway
Nov 2001 : 2nd National Heritage Geology Conference, Langkawi.
{short description of image} November 2001 : Youth Adventure Camp Excursions
{short description of image} November 2001 : Youth Camp Excursion
{short description of image}31 March 2001 : Excursion for SMK St Columba students and teachers
{short description of image}17 March 2001 : Excursion for SMK Riam students and teachers

FEBRUARY 2001
I received some pictures taken by Wouter vd Zee, a PhD researcher who worked on this outcrop in 1999. Have a look. He also included a couple of pictures he took of Tanjong Lobang.
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OCTOBER 2000
Following a number of discussions with the Miri Municipal Council (MMC) over the past few months, the project, was approved. The MMC organised for permanent stands to be set up for the 3 posters at the site. To facilitate access to the outcrop, the MMC has also made arrangements for a footpath to be built.

SITE POSTERS
The posters (Figs.3-5 below) have been installed in waterproof displays at the site. Fig.2 shows the location of these posters on the outcrop.

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Fig.1: A portion of the outcrop viewed from the base Fig 2: Map showing the location of the 3 posters and also the recommended path to follow
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Fig.3: Poster No.1
Introduction and Regional Geology.
Located at the top of the hill on the roadside, this poster aims to give an overview of larger scale geological aspects that help geologists understand how the area developed through time.
Fig.4: Poster No.1
Introduction to Geology.
This poster is situated at the top of the outcrop and discusses general geological fundamentals.
Fig.5: Poster No.3
Structural Geology.
This outcrop is an excellent showcase of faults. This poster aims to help the visitor to the outcrop understand some of the terminology and to recognise the features seen at the outcrop.

The above posters are A0 in size. We do not at this moment have copies available and are thinking about reproducing them. Please let us know if you would be interested in obtaining copies. There are also a number of other things we plan to do (see the poster we produced for the GSM Poster Session) which would make other documents available.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION (Original Proposal)
Features of Interest
The Airport Road Outcrop, located at the side of the Airport Road, contains many interesting geological features relevant to hydrocarbon exploration and production. The interbedded sandstones and mudstones at the site will help visitor to understand the concept of reservoir and seal and their importance in hydrocarbon generation and accumulation. The numerous structural features at the site, including normal faults, reverse faults and growth faults are useful in illustrating the process and mechanics of fault formation and propagation. The faults are also useful for illustrating the concept of fault seal and hydrocarbon retention and migration.

Panoramic view of the coastline south of Miri, including Luak Bay and Bakam area, and also Lambir Hills and Gunung Mulu Massif, from the top of the outcrop, is an added attraction.

Site Layout & Design
The site plan includes an access road from the Airport Road, a small parking bay and concrete footpaths around the base of the outcrop. The exact number of information board to be set up and their location still need to be investigated.

Site Protection, Maintenance & Safety
Safety of visitors is important as the site is situated next to a very busy road. Low elevation, metal "fence" should be installed along the length (to be investigated by above action team) of the outcrop open to visitor.

Costs
The cost of the above site plan was estimated to be about RM40,000.

If you have any further questions regarding this proposal and its progress, please contact me at: lesslar@pc.jaring.my. Otherwise, I'm trying to keep this site as updated as possible.

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