Economic and Resource Geology

Economic and Resource Geology
Nature and genesis of metallic and non-metallic mineral deposits, including laboratory study of economic minerals. Field trips.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGEOL 352
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 460
Course Outcomes

Ore Mineralogy

Identify important ore-forming minerals, textures, and structures in hand sample and in the field.

Ore Genesis

Compare and contrast the principal ore-forming processes: magmatic, hydrothermal, and sedimentary.

Ore Deposit Models

Use observed characteristics of an ore deposit to develop a genetic model for its origin.

Resource Exploration Strategies

Develop an exploration strategy for an ore deposit based on a genetic model.