EA5320 - Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
An outline of the distribution and abundance of Earth resources in the form of metalliferous
ores, industrial minerals and fossil fuels. Description of major metalliferous ore
types. Elements of resource evaluation, extraction and processing in the context of
national and international environmental and socio-economic considerations. Introduction
to mining and exploration methods as applied to metalliferous mineral deposits including
remote sensing and GIS and geophysical and geochemical techniques. Introduction to
surface and environmental processes and practices in the resource industries.
- to gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which mineral resources form;
- develop an understandign and be able to undertake basic exploration for mineral deposits;
- develop an understanding of the nature, challenges and ways of evaluating and exploiting
mineral resources, and related environmental issues;
- to gain an informed perspective of global natural resources, Australia's and Queensland's
resource based economics and the socio-economic impacts.
|Basic geological knowledge equivalent to first year level
|EA2500 EA2510 EA3910
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Ioan Sanislav
||Professor Paul Dirks, Dr Yanbo Cheng.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 39 hours on-campus > Practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (40%); practical assessment (35%); mid-term examination theory (15%); mid-term examination practical (10%).
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