Ore Geology

Metals and minerals are natural resources that are indispensable for the sustainable development of our society.

Without metals and minerals, it simply would not work. The search for metals and minerals is intensifying, as the global human population is increasing. More and more people need to share the natural resources. This search for metals and minerals, or mineral exploration, is vital for the understanding of where and how ore deposits are formed. Geological, geochemical and geophysical methods are used within mineral exploration.

Ore geology means that you learn to understand the processes that concentrate metals and minerals in the crust, you learn the methods used to find mineable deposits, and you learn to translate theory into practice. The latter is very important since ore geologists often spend a lot of time in the field, sometimes in exotic locations.

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Published: 19 October 2013

Updated: 18 February 2016

 

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