Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3315 - Mineral Deposit Geology (2011)

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MODULE TITLEMineral Deposit Geology CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3315 MODULE CONVENERDr Jens Andersen (Coordinator), Prof Ben Williamson, Dr Charlie Moon
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The course is concerned with the study of the more important metalliferous and industrial minerals deposits. Attention is given to their general geological characteristics; physical, chemical and mineralogical properties (industrial minerals); controls to mineralisation and genesis. Practical training is also given in techniques for mapping mineralisation and recording geological data pertaining to mineral deposits. Practical aspects are synthesised in a detailed study of the SW England orefield, theoretical aspects in an examination.
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Geological framework (sources, pathways, agents, and deposition) of mineral deposits; Processes involved in deposit formation and genesis (structural and lithological controls to mineralisation); Descriptive characteristics and physical/chemical properties. Although the exact deposit types under consideration may change, a typical syllabus plan would be: Week 1 (JCA) Introduction; orebody models; tectonic and metallogenic framework Week 2-5 (JCA) Magmatic-related deposits, Cr-Fe-Ti oxides, Ni-Cu-Co sulphides, PGE, and other magmatic ores. Week 6 (BW) Deposits formed at the magmatic-hydrothermal transition (porphyry deposits) Week 7 (BW) Hydrothermal deposits (VMS, epithermal systems) Week 8 (CJM) Placers and palaeoplacers Week 9 (CJM) Orebodies related to sedimentation and weathering (e.g. iron ores, placer deposits, bauxites)
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 25 Written Exams 75 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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