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EA3400 - Ore Genesis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

Processes or ore formation, including the geochemistry of ore-forming fluids, wall-rock interactions and fluid migration; the styles, attributes and geological context of mineralised rock-systems.

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.
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 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Zhaoshan Chang
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler, Professor Zhaoshan Chang.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); practical tests (15%); assignments (25%).

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