• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr John Mavrogenes
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course EMSC6007
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course covers the distribution, geological setting and genesis of metalliferous mineral deposits. Factors controlling the formation of these deposits and the linkages with many other geologic processes covered in other courses are explored. Practical work involves mineragraphy and study of a range of classic mineral deposits.

 

Honours Pathway Option

Additional readings of greater conceptual difficulty requiring an advanced scientific understanding will be made available for students enrolled in the Honours Pathway Option. 20% of the marks available on the exam will be answers to alternate questions for HPO students. Integration of this material in the essay will be expected.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Recognise common ore minerals in hand samples and under the microscope

2. Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of mineral deposits, including recognising the overall geometry, zonation and alteration patterns associated with specific classes of metallic mineral deposits

3.Relate overall geometry, zonation and alteration patterns of rock associations to specific classes of metallic mineral deposits.

4. Evaluate different processes of element enrichment by fluids and melts to from ore bodies.

5. Inform peer students and the wider public how understanding the formation of ore bodies is important in the current debates about global resources

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Mid-term examination (20%; LO 1-5)
  • Final examination (40%; LO 1-5)
  • Project (40%; LO 1-5)

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Workload

At least 65 contact hours per week of lectures, workshops and practicals

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed EMSC2017 or EMSC2020. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed GEOL3007 or EMSC6007.

Preliminary Reading

Robb, L., 2005, Introduction to Ore-Forming Processes, Blackwell Publishing

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7728 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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