Courses & Units

Ore Deposit Models and Exploration Strategies KEA712


Offered every second year


Describes many of the major classes of ore deposits. Deposits covered in previous years include volcanic-hosted massive Cu-Pb-Zn-Ag-Au sulfides, sediment-hosted Pb-Zn-Cu, carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn, Broken Hill-type, Proterozoic Cu-Au, Sn-W, porphyry Cu-Au, orogenic, Witwatersrand and Carlin-type Au, epithermal Au-Ag, Nickel and PGE, IOCG and unconformity U deposits (note: ore deposit types covered may vary from year to year) . Important features of the deposits relevant to both genesis and exploration strategies are discussed for each style. Presenters are Australian and internationally-recognised experts on each deposit type.


Unit name Ore Deposit Models and Exploration Strategies
Unit code KEA712
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Teaching staff

Prof D Cooke,  Prof B Gemmell, Prof R Large, Dr R Scott, Dr D Selley and a selection of industry research geologists and academic specialists from other national and international Universities and Research Centres

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.


practical exercises (70%); Literature review and seminar presentation (30%)

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