Involves 3 days of excursions. Students are expected to contribute toward excursion accommodation costs
This unit has a strong focus on sustainability, social license, and environmental management related to natural resources; addressing themes such as i) the environmental impacts of mining and associated management challenges; ii) the mineralogical controls on the mobility of metal(loid)s in mine waste and environmental systems (i.e. lakes, wetlands, soils); iii) geophysical characterisation of inorganic and organic contaminants in groundwater; and iv) explores techniques for minimizing environmental impacts throughout the mining life cycle, from early ore characterisation through to mineral processing and waste management.
|Unit name||Environmental Geology|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Clare Miller|
|Teaching staff||Professor David Cooke|Doctor Matthew Cracknell|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain the principles, processes and products of rock-water interactions in the near-surface environment.
- Discuss and compare sustainable mining and resource development principles to formulate strategies which improve environmental, social, and governance outcomes.
- Collect, analyse, and interpret environmental data using a variety of geological, geochemical, and geophysical techniques.
- Assess, evaluate, and communicate risk about environmental and human health to diverse stakeholders.
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PrerequisitesKEA208 AND KEA209
2x1-hr lectures (13 wks), 3-hr practical weekly (13 wks), tutorials (1x1-hr; 13 wks), 3 days field work.
|Assessment||Final Exam (40%)|Practicals (25%)|Lecture quizzes (10%)|Professional Safety Standards|Safe Handling of Chemicals|Field Excursion Report (25%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
No textbooks are required. Hard copies of key papers will be given out in lectures if necessary and uploaded to MyLO.
These materials will be useful to your developing knowledge and understanding of the content in this unit, but you are not required to purchase them. When seeking sources of evidence to support your assignment work, you will find these a useful starting point.
Students wishing to go beyond this list should consult journals including Minerals Engineering, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Applied Geochemistry, Chemical Geology, Science of the Total Environment, and the Journal of Geochemical Exploration. All can be accessed via www.sciencedirect.com
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