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Ore Deposit Geology and Global Metallogeny (6 points)


Leader: Dr Steve Beresford

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to classification, distribution and characteristics of metalliferous ore deposits. The tectonic settings of ore deposits are considered within the context of the plate tectonic paradigm, and global metallogenic events throughout earth's history. Introduction to the natural resource industry and exploration process. Practical classes will examine sample sets from around the world and focus on developing skills suitable for the exploration industry.

Assessment: Practical work: 20% +Assignment: 30% + Two lecture exams: 50%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week, one 1 or 2-day field excursion

Prerequisites: ESC2122 or ESC2022

Prohibitions: ESC3011, ESC3022, ESC3051, ESC3062 (refer to school for advice)

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