GEOL305 Ore Deposit GeologyUpdated: 13 March 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||GEOL207 and GEOL209|
|Coordinator(s)||Nancy Vickery (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit builds upon knowledge gained in previous 200 level Geology units. The unit focusses on ore formation and economic and exploration aspects related to mineral deposits. Topics include magmatic crystallisation, late magmatic igneous hydrothermal activity, subvolcanic and volcanic activity, submarine exhalations, diagenesis, surficial processes and metamorphism. Other theoretical aspects include fluid geochemistry. Practical work includes laboratory work and field excursions to a variety of mineral deposits. Identification of ore minerals, textures and paragenesis of mineral deposits from around the world using transmitted and reflected light microscopy and petrographic analysis of hand samples and drill core is undertaken during the intensive school.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: