Courses & Units

Ores in Magmatic Arcs KEA707


Field-based short course at delivered in Chile and Peru. Offered every second year.


Intensive two-week field-based unit taught entirely in either Indonesia or South America (Chile and Peru).  Unit includes visits to world-class porphyry and epithermal deposits and (South America only) IOCG deposits. Unit includes studies of the regional and local geology for the various districts visited, along with detailed evaluations of ore deposit characteristics, mineralisation styles and genetic models. Exploration techniques for porphyry and epithermal deposits are discussed and current results are evaluated in terms of various genetic models.


Unit name Ores in Magmatic Arcs
Unit code KEA707
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Teaching staff

Prof. David Cooke, Dr Lejun Zhang, Prof. Bruce Gemmell and local industry and academic specialists.

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 010703

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Teaching Pattern

Field-based teaching and exercises over a 2-week period


Literature review (50%), oral presentation (25%) and assessments based on field site visits (25%)

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