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EA5043 - Ore Deposits and Critical Mineral Exploration

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
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.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 2 - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: EA5320 AND EA5048


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
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 workshops
  • 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.