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Human societies are dependent on natural resources. Commodities that humans value include metals. So how do Earth systems concentrate widely dispersed metals into ores? This course aims to develop an appreciation and understanding of the different ways in which ore bodies can form. It encompasses the broader environments that engender these processes, with emphasis on particular styles of base metal and gold deposits. Topics covered include ore forming processes, hydrothermal alteration and ore genesis of the major hydrothermal deposit types. As well as theory, practical exercises will develop skills in mineralogy, geochemistry and paragenesis of macro and micro features from a range of ore deposit systems.
|Unit name||Economic Geology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Professor David Cooke|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- distinguish and interpret alteration related minerals, assemblages and associations at the macro and microscale
- create an alteration and ore-related paragenetic sequence
- discriminate different ore systems using mineralogy and geochemistry
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PrerequisitesKEA208 AND KEA209
2 x 1-hr lectures, 4 hrs practicals weekly (13 wks)
|Assessment||Weekly practicals (40%)|In class quizzes (8%)|Final Exam (50%)|
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