Geochemical Exploration 7.5 Credits

Geokemisk prospektering
Second cycle, L7017K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2014 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 10 Feb 2014

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography

Entry requirements

90 credits in geoscience, including the courses L7021K Freshwater Geochemistry and Economic Geology.

More information about English language requirements


Selection C

Course Aim
After the course the student should be able to: -analyse, explain and apply the basic geochemical processes that control geochemical anomalies

Distribution of trace metals in minerals Geochemical associations Mobility of elements at the earth surface Ion exchange and sorption Interpretation of geochemical anomaly data Practical examples in geochemical prospecting

The course is built around practical field examples from geochemical prospecting which are solved individually or in groups by the students. In these examples are the fundamental geochemical principles and processes, which creates geochemical anomalies, discussed. The lectures constitute the theoretical support for assignment reports and the written exam.


The ability to explain the geochemical processes that create anomalies is checked with a written exam at the end of the course (grade 3, 4, 5).The ability to analyse and apply these processes on real cases are tested with practical examples that are given both individually and in group.

Transition terms

Anders Widerlund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2014 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Choosen examples from international literature.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0002Assignment report I (Group)3.0U G#
0003Assignment report II (Individually)1.5U G#
0004Written exam3.0G U 3 4 5