Courses & Units

Ore Deposit Geochemistry, Hydrology and Geochronology KEA709


Offered every second year


This intensive 11-day short course provides an up-to date review of the theory and practice of geochemistry, hydrology and geochronology as applied in mineral exploration and studies of ore deposit genesis. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the chemistry of hydrothermal systems including metal solubility, mineral stability, and the use of stable and radiogenic isotopes as tracers of hydrothermal processes. Controls on hydrothermal fluid ­flow and fluid chemistry that influence the types and locations of ore deposits are covered, as are the geochemistry, metallogenesis and ore-forming potential of magmatic arcs.  Various methods of dating mineralising events are evaluated. Techniques for ore deposit footprint, vectoring and fertility studies are also introduced.


Unit name Ore Deposit Geochemistry, Hydrology and Geochronology
Unit code KEA709
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Teaching staff

Prof D Cooke, Prof R Large, Dr G Davidson, Dr S Meffre, Dr R Berry, Prof L. Danyushevsky, Dr A Crawford, Dr R Scott, Dr N Fox, Dr M Baker, Dr L Zhang  and invited specialists

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


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Teaching Pattern

11 days of lectures and practicals presented in an intensive short course format over a 2-week period.


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