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Economic Geology 7.5 credits

Ekonomisk geologi
First cycle, O0038K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 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) account for the most important ore forming processes, 2) account for the nature and formation conditions of the main ore types and industry mineral deposits, 3) have knowledge about the most important ore regions in Sweden, 4) apply geological methods for documentation and core logging 5) understand the applications of the mining legislations and the use of different exploration methods.

Classification of ore types. Ore forming processes. Character and geological environment of the main ore types and their relation to plate tectonics. Industrial minerals, their occurrence, formation conditions and use. Aggregates, natural stone and energy raw materials of geological origin. Exploration methods and the Mineral Act. Core logging methods. Sweden's most important ore districts and mineral deposits.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching includes lectures where basic theory is presented and explained and includes ore forming processes, the character and origin of the major ore types, industrial minerals, aggregates, dimension stone and energy raw materials as well as basic exploration methods, mineral laws and work plans. Practical exercises are linked to the lectures and focus on the student's skills in describing, interpreting and explaining the character of ores and industrial mineral deposits as well as exploration methodology. Swedish ore districts and mineral deposits are presented in lectures and through the student's own project work with oral presentation. Study visit to the Mineral Office in Malå and training in drill core mapping.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Graded written examination and approved exercises and oral presentation of project work.

Olof Martinsson

Literature. Valid from Spring 2022 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kom Kompendium as pdf-fil on Canvas. Ekonomisk geologi, Olof Martinsson, Ltu 2016

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0011Project workU G#1.00MandatoryA21
0012Written examG U 3 4 55.50MandatoryA21
0013Project workU G#1.00MandatoryA21

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 02 Nov 2021