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EA3400 - Ore Genesis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.
Prerequisites: EA2510 AND EA2220


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler
Lecturers: Professor Tom Blenkinsop, <Person not found>, 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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