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Mining Geology 7.5 credits

Second cycle, O7022K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Ore Geology
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography
Main field of study

Entry requirements

90 credits in Geoscience.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The course concerns exploration and evaluation of important types of ore and mineral deposits as well as preparation for and follow-up of exploitation.


Underground mapping

Diamond drilling programs. Logging and assaying, grade control.
Ore reserve estimation, cut off, average grade and weighted average.

Grade and tonnage estimations in profiles. Block models.

Work with 3D representation of drill hole data in common software.

Feasibility studies, Reporting standards


Lectures, practicals, drill core logging, underground mapping and project work. Computer work with drill core data and ore reserve estimations.

Project work and written examination at the end of the course. Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

This course is equivalent to the course O7011K

Nils Jansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Evans, Whateley & Moon. Introduction to Mineral Exploration, Blackwell, 2006.

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

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written examG U 3 4 54.00MandatoryA16
0002Project workG U 3 4 52.50MandatoryA16
0003ExercisesU G#1.00MandatoryA16

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 10 Feb 2016

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Jun 2019