• Class Number 8718
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • AsPr John Mavrogenes
    • AsPr John Mavrogenes
    • Bozana Pasic
    • Ross Chandler
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

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

Upon successful completion, 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

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Classes are scheduled for: Monday 2-4 pm (Zoom Workshop) Thursday 9-11 am (Practical, in L3 - Rm 1.02, Jaeger 8, RSES - Zoom will be available) Friday 9-11am (Practical, in L3 - Rm 1.02, Jaeger 8, RSES - Zoom will be available) (142 Mills Road, ANU)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Project Talk 1 and annotated bibliography 15 % 27/08/2020 28/08/2020 1,2,3,4,5
Mid-Semester Exam 25 % 04/09/2020 24/09/2020 1,2,3,4,5
Project Talk 2 10 % 30/10/2020 02/11/2020 1,2,3,4,5
Participation mark for interaction during project presentations 5 % 30/10/2020 03/11/2020 1,2,3,4,5
Project Final Report 20 % 27/10/2020 22/11/2020 1,2,3,4,5
Final Exam 25 % 05/11/2020 03/12/2020 1,2,3,4,5

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Students are expected to contribute on an on-going basis throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 27/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/08/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Project Talk 1 and annotated bibliography

15 minute presentation and submission of an annotated bibliography on project including at least ten (10) references on the topic.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 04/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 24/09/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Mid-Semester Exam

2 Hour written exam

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 30/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 02/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Project Talk 2

15 minute presentation on project

Assessment Task 4

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 30/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Participation mark for interaction during project presentations

Involvement in discussions throughout the term.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 27/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 22/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Project Final Report

A final report on each student's project will be submitted online though wattle by 11:59 pm October 27.

A maximum of 5,000 words is allowed.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 05/11/2020
Return of Assessment: 03/12/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final Exam

The date range in the Assessment Summary indicates the start of the end of semester exam period and the date official end of semester results are released on ISIS. Please check the ANU final Examination Timetable http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/assessments-exams/examination-timetable to confirm the date, time and location exam.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.

The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Not permitted

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

AsPr John Mavrogenes

Research Interests

Ore Deposit Petrology


Isotope Geochemistry


Inorganic Geochemistry

Igneous And Metamorphic Petrology



Other Earth Sciences

AsPr John Mavrogenes

Thursday 13:00 16:00
AsPr John Mavrogenes

Research Interests

AsPr John Mavrogenes

Thursday 13:00 16:00
Bozana Pasic

Research Interests

Bozana Pasic

Ross Chandler
612 53406

Research Interests

Ross Chandler

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