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EA5028 - Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science, Technology & 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.


Townsville, Block, Study Period 5
Census Date 07-May-2015
Face to face teaching 20-Apr-2015 to 29-Apr-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor John Carranza.
Workload expectations:
  • 50 hours lectures
  • 50 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); 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.