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GEOLOGY 3502 - Mineral and Energy Resources III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 7 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3017 and GEOLOGY 3018
Assessment: Exam, practical work, assignment

This course covers the processes that control the formation of ore deposits, energy and geothermal resources. Resource forming processes are examined in the framework of the tectonic, petrogenetic and geochemical evolution of the Earth's crust on local, regional and global geological scales. Thus, the course draws upon igneous and metamorphic processes, geochemistry and structural geology. The course also introduces geochemical techniques that can be applied to the detection and mapping of mineral resources. Practical work emphasises the mesoscopic recognition of ore minerals and textures in both hand sample and drill core, and the methods of data collection presentation and analysis of geochemical data in mapping ore deposits.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21951 LE01 0 FULL 27 Jul - 14 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm  
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm  
Note: This course is no longer available. Please enrol in GEOLOGY 3525 Mineral Resources III instead.