An advanced unit dealing with processes in ore genesis. Topics include: ore forming processes, especially hydrothermal alteration, and the formation of magmatic-hydrothermal and hydrothermal ore deposit types. Practical exercises are designed to give students a perspective of ore microscopy and hand sample techniques based on samples from a range of ore deposit types. Tutorials aim to assist learning by conducting exercises in a workshop environment that is (unless specified) not assessed. The emphasis in the course is on combining different types of map, textural and geochemical information to reach new robust conclusions about how a given ore deposit may have formed.
This unit is designed to bring students' knowledge of these topics up to graduate level, adequate for school teaching and for continuation into 4thyear (honours), which is now recognised as the minimum professional level of training. This course is required for undertaking Honours in Economic Geology and Environmental Geology, and desirable for Honours in General Geology, Marine Geoscience and Geophysics.
|Unit name||Economic Geology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Karin Orth
Dr Robert Scott, Prof David Cooke, Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre, Dr Lejun Zhang and Dr Michael Bake
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||010700|
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2 x 1-hr lectures, 4 hrs practicals weekly (13 wks)
Assignments and practical assessments throughout the semester (40%), theory exam in June (60%)
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