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Geology II 7.5 Credits

Geologi II
First cycle, Q0052B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2016 Sp 1 - Autumn 2019 Sp 2
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

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 Q0005B Geology I or equivalent course

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After successfully concluded course the student will be able to:

  • identify the metamorphic facies of rocks using index minerals and structure
  • explain temperature and pressure conditions of a metamorphic system
  • describe the general bedrock provinces of Sweden
  • describe the worlds major types of ore
  • differentiate between the concepts of ore and mineralisation
  • identify the various magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore-forming processes
  • describe some of the environmental impacts caused by mining operations
  • meet the customers specifications of ore and industrial minerals properties


The course provides knowledge on metamorphic processes, metamorphic facies and index minerals. Furthermore, the student will learn about the bedrock provinces of Sweden. The course also contains an introduction to the most common types of ore (magmatic, hydrothermal, sedimentary and metamorphic) as well as ore-forming proceses. The teaching approach is general in order to supply the student with knowledge that can be applied to most mining- and constructing enterprises.

 The course comprises the following moments:

 - Metamorphic facies, index minerals, P and T conditions

- Swedish bedrock

-  Introduction to ore geology and the most common types of ore and ore-forming processes

-  Industrial minerals and technical applications


Lectures, practicals and excursions. The latter two are mandatory.


The examination comprises a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part consists of a written exam for 4 credits. The practical part consists of a 3.5 credit macroscopic practical exam. In the practical exam the student describes and identifies mineral compositions in carefully selected metamorphic rock samples and ore specimens.

Rob Hellingwerf

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2016 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
1) Compendium Geology (Hellingwerf, Bergsskolan/ School of Mining)
2) Loberg, Bengt med ett kapitel om industriella mineraler och bergarter av Naz Ahmed Shaikh. (2003) Geologi : material, processer och Sveriges berggrund. 6 uppl. Stockholm : ePan. (515 s). ISBN 91-7297-635-7
or ONE of these american publications (3, 4, 5 or 6):

3) UNDERSTANDING EARTH av John Grotzinger, Thomas H. Jordan, Frank Press. Språk:Engelska. Utgiven: 2010-03. ISBN: 9781429240031. Förlag: W.H.Freeman Co Ltd. Upplaga: 6 Rev ed. Antal sidor: 680 sidor
4) UNDERSTANDING EARTH av John Grotzinger, Thomas H. Jordan, Frank Press. Språk:Engelska. Utgiven: 2010-02. ISBN: 9781429219518. Förlag: W.H. Freeman Company. Upplaga: 0006. Antal sidor: 672 sidor
5) UNDERSTANDING EARTH, 5th edition By John Grotzinger, Thomas H. Jordan, Frank Press, Raymond Siever. Språk:Engelska. Utgiven 2006. ISBN: 0716766825. Antal sidor: 672
Publication Date: 18 Aug 2003. ISBN-10: 0716796171. ISBN-13: 978-0716796176 4th Revised edition

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

0001Written exam4.0G U 3 4 5
0002Macroscopic Laboratory work3.5U G#

Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 14 Jan 2016

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 14 Jan 2016