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EA3400 - Ore Genesis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Common features of major ore deposit types, including geological context, host rock packages, alteration assemblages, mineralization styles, and zonations. Ore-forming processes, including metal enrichment through various processes, e.g., magmatic, hydrothermal, sedimentary and metamorphism. Exploration methods for major ore deposit types.

Learning Outcomes

  • to give an understanding of the nature and origin of metalliferous ore deposits;
  • to provide an introduction to methods in metallogenic studies including ore microscopy, fluid inclusion studies and stable isotope geochemistry.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (60%)
  • practical tests (15%)
  • assignments (25%).
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING EA2510 AND EA2220
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA5043

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.