Ore Genetic Models 7.5 Credits

Malmgenetiska modeller
Second cycle, O7009K
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

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

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

Entry requirements

90 credits in geoscience.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
Main aims of the course: 1)have knowledge about ore forming processes, occurrence and exploration potential for the most common ore types 2)to understand and to be able to discuss critical aspects of ore forming processes such as source, transport and precipitating of metals and the importance of physical and chemical traps.                                                                                                                                                                            3)have knowledge about ore forming processes in relation to plate tectonics and geological environments           4)  to be able to suggest exploration methods for a deposit based on known geological data

A presentation of the most common ore types with respect to: a) ore forming processes of: i) magmatic, ii) hydrothermal, and iii) sedimentary deposits b) occurrence of ore deposits in a plate tectonic perspective c) critical and diagnostic parameters such as: source, transport and deposition of metals.                                      d) important criteria such as: i) metal zoning, ii) alteration types and zoning iii) temperature of ore formation iv) host rocks. Presentation of case studies individually in both written and oral form. Each student chooses an ore type for which the genetic model is presented to the other students of the course. Each presentation is discussed under the supervision of the examinator. Each student presents a written report on the selected case. These reports will be examined by other students under the supervision of the examinator.

Teaching in the form of lectures, exercises and oral presentations.

Written exam, exercises and oral reports. Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Olof Martinsson

Transition terms
The course O7009K is equal to KGO008

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2013 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
L. Robb: Introduction to ore-forming processes. Blackwell, 1:st issue, 2005,
And powerpoints handouts

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

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