Economic Geology

Subject 625-305 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Lectures and practical classes.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two per week) and 36 hours of practical work (three hours per week)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours total time commitment.
Prerequisites: None

50 points of second year level Earth sciences subjects selected from 625-201, 625-202, 625-211, 625-222, 625-224, 625-203, 625-223.

Recommended Background Knowledge: 625-301, 625-302 and 625-303 are strongly recommended.
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Assoc Prof David Phillips
Subject Overview:

Topics covered include the geological setting and genesis of major metalliferous deposits; magmatic, magmatic hydrothermal, submarine hydrothermal and surficial deposits of major metalliferous and non-metallic resources will be integrated with fluid inclusions, stable isotope, petrographic and field studies.

Objectives: On completion of this subject, students should comprehend the wide variety of metalliferous-ore-forming processes. Students should have developed skills in interpreting ore deposits, skills in exploration techniques based on ore-forming processes, and skills in communication.

A 2-hour practical examination held during the semester (20%); five written assignments of up to 2000 words each during the semester (30%); assessment of practical exercises throughout the semester (10%); a 2-hour written examination during the examination period (40%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Notes: Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Geology

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