Courses & Units

Ores in Magmatic Arcs KEA707

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Field-based short course normally delivered in Chile and Peru but in 2021 will take place in NSW and QLD

Introduction

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 (in South America only) IOCG deposits. Unit explains the regional and local geology of 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 in detail and recent exploration results are evaluated in terms of various genetic models.

Summary

Unit name Ores in Magmatic Arcs
Unit code KEA707
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Robert Scott
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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Learning Outcomes

  • Infer favourable geodynamic settings in magmatic arcs that are important for the formation of key ore deposit types
  • Design exploration strategies that overcome inherent variability within deposit classes
  • Synthesize the major geological elements of a key ore deposit class in a region
  • Explain the key geological elements and exploration implications for an ore deposit class to an audience of industry-peers.
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Teaching

AssessmentPresentation (20%)|Presentation (individual or group) (25%)|Literature review (50%)|Assignment (5%)
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