Mineral Deposit Evaluation 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, T7010B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2007 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Rock Engineering and Mineral Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Mining and Mineral Technology

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, second cycle

Specific entry

Rock construction engineering 2 (ABT029), Open Pit and underground mining (ABT051) or
equivalent knowledge in Rock Excavation and Mining Engineering.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim
The course gives the student the ability to make economic evaluations of ore deposits. You will be able to perform market analyses, income-cost calculations and ore reserve evaluations.

Market analysis: What is the market for the products? What threats are there? Would other products be more profitable on the market? Income - cost calculation. Ore reserve evaluation: Methods to use. Grade - tonnage curves. Geological ore reserve. Ore body modelling. Mining, mineral processing and concentrate transportation: Techniques and costs. Ore losses and waste dilution. Production volumes. Cut-off-grade. Smelting costs.Economic evaluation: Cash flow analysis. Net present value. Risk and sensibility analyses. Financing of mining projects.

Classroom lectures, exercises and project work. The students will submit a written report and make an oral presentation of the project work. The students will work in groups and with problems related to Swedish rock engineering industry.

Written exam, grade F, 3,4,5.
Project work, written and oral presentation

Jenny Greberg

Transition terms
The course T7010B is equal to ABT057

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2007 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
\"Setting New Standards\" by Ontario Securities Commision and text material handed out during the course.

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

0001Written exam4.5U G#
0002Project work3.0U G#