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EA5028 - Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students only with permission and who qualifying for entry into MGM.

The analysis of orebody geometry and architecture based on surface and subsurface mapping; drill core data; controlling rock structures; ore associations and alteration patterns. Prospectivity analysis relevant to exploration.

Learning Outcomes

  • to develop an understanding of the challenges and outcomes of mining analysis;
  • to develop enabling skills to interpret geological data relevant to the geometry, potential distribution, location and nature of mineable mineralisation;
  • to develop skills to optimise exploration and mining programs using geological data.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%).

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.