- Code EMSC6007
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Geology
This course includes an on campus activity/ies. Check timetable for details. Contact course convener if you are unable to travel to Canberra.
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 mineralogy and study of a range of classic mineral deposits.
NOTE: Graduate students will attend joint classes with undergraduates, but will be assessed under a different scheme, which will require a greater level of conceptual understanding.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Appraise assemblages of ore minerals in hand samples and under the microscope.
- Demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast a wide range of mineral deposits, including interpretation of the overall geometry, zonation and alteration patterns associated with specific classes of metallic mineral deposits.
- Relate and explain overall geometry, zonation and alteration patterns of rock associations to specific classes of metallic mineral deposits.
- Determine different processes of element enrichment by fluids and melts to and from ore bodies.
- Inform peer students and the wider public how understanding the formation of ore bodies is important in current debates about global resources.
- Mid-term examination (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Project (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Graduate students will be assessed at a higher level than undergraduates and will be expected to demonstrate greater conceptual insight and more advanced scientific understanding. (null) [LO null]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 2 hour lecture plus 2 x 2 hour practicals or workshops per week.
- Approximately 58 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
To be determined
Requisite and Incompatibility
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