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EA5043 - Ore Genesis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

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;
  • to place these in the context of modern mining and exploration techniques.
Prerequisites: EA5320 AND EA5048
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EA3400

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Dr Ioan Sanislav.
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
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (10%); practical tests (10%); assignments (40%).

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