Courses & Units

Economic Geology KEA341

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Economic Geology
Unit code KEA341
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator Professor David Cooke
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

KEA208 AND KEA209

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures, 4 hrs practicals weekly (13 wks)

AssessmentWeekly practicals (40%)|In class quizzes (8%)|Final Exam (50%)
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Textbooks

Required Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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