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Ore Textures & Breccias (GEOL90042)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90042
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The course is designed to provide practical tools for exploration field professionals to identify and describe ore textures and breccias in mineralised systems.

Intended learning outcomes

  • This subject aims to equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise appropriate for post-graduate research in the field;
  • equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise enabling them to take their place as professional geologists in industry or government organisations; characterize ore textures and identify different breccia textures; distinguish between infill and alteration textures;
  • determine paragenetic sequences and recognize these textures in drill core; recognize vein and alteration styles in porphryry and related magmatic hydrothermal ore deposits; and understand the physical and chemical factors that affect the formation of porphyry and related magmatic hydrothermal deposits.

Generic skills

  • Exercise critical judgement;
  • undertake rigorous and independent thinking;
  • adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks;
  • develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills;
  • interrogate, synthesise and interpret the published literature;
  • work as part of a team.

Last updated: 21 August 2019