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Economic Geology 7.5 Credits

Ekonomisk geologi
First cycle, O0038K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Ore Geology
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and O0035K Geology, basic course and O0036K Mineralogy or corresponding.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After the course the student should be able to: 1) understand and explain ore forming processes. 2) understand and explain the character and genesis of the major ore types 3) describe the global distribution of important mineral commodities and Swedish mining districts 4) apply geological methods for documentation and core logging 5) understand the applications of the mining legislations and the use of different exploration methods


The most important ore minerals and ore types and their mode of formation. The most important industrial minerals and rocks. Aggregates. The global distribution of important mineral commodities. Presentation of deposits from Swedish mining districts through student projects. Geological documentation, core logging methods. Exploration methods and legislations.

Lectures, practicals and project work.

Written exam, written and oral report, approved practicals. Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Olof Martinsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Scientific papers.

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

0007Project work1.5G U 3 4 5
0009Written exam5.0G U 3 4 5
0010Project work1.0U G#

Syllabus established
by Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 19 Feb 2009

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 08 Feb 2017