Mineral Deposit Geology
This module aims to equip you with the necessary background knowledge on the nature and formation of ore deposits and industrial minerals to take on a job in minerals exploration or mine geology. During the practical sessions you will study hand specimens, thin sections of rocks and polished blocks containing ore minerals, and associated maps, to determine the characteristics and mode of origin of the ore deposit being studied. The prerequisite for this module is Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (CSM2312 ); it is not suitable for non-specialist students or interdisciplinary pathways.
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