May - Off Campus
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This course provides an introduction to the key features of several major classes of economically important mineral deposits. Each deposit style will be discussed in terms of geological and tectonic framework, mineralisation, alteration, genetic models and exploration criteria. Lectures covering each deposit type will be complemented with exercises or practical classes which examine sample sets of typical ores and host rocks.
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 geoogists in industry or government organisations; to recognise alteration in host-rock sequences;
- characterise ore textures; recognise the importance and role of structure in the formation and modification of ore deposits.
- 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: 18 December 2020