Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM102 - Mineral Resource Assessment (2012)

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MODULE TITLEMineral Resource Assessment CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM102 MODULE CONVENERProf Hylke J Glass (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module

The module introduces and applies key methods for resource estimation, as used in the extractive industry. It provides the student with in-depth understanding of the processing of data subject to implementation of the geological controls with a view to assessing the size of the resource and the uncertainty associated with the estimated resource.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

Week 1-2: General lectures on mineral resource estimation Week 3: 3 consecutive full days of intensive Mineral Resource Evaluation training, including application of commercial software. Distribution of mineral resource evaluation assignment Week 4: 3 consecutive full days of intensive Geostatistical Estimation training, including application of commercial software. Distribution of minerals resource estimation assignment Weeks 5-6: General lectures on mineral resource estimation Week 7: 3 consecutive full days of intensive Mineral Resource Evaluation training, including application of commercial software. Distribution of mineral resource evaluation assignment Week 8. 3 consecutive full days of intensive Geostatistical Estimation training, including application of commercial software.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 115.00 Guided Independent Study 185.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning & teaching activities 115 Lectures, Tutorials
Guided independent study 185 Associated Self Study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 40 Written Exams 60 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 12 March 2012 LAST REVISION DATE Wednesday 05 June 2013
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined