Ore deposits and mining methods 706

Module code GLY 706
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Systematic review of major metallic and non-metallic ore types and examples in South Africa and world-wide; ore type models (geometry, size, geodynamic setting, grade, chemistry/mineralogy). Controlling legislation and infrastructural requirements for mining.  . Mining methods: open cast and underground. Metallurgical treatment, metallurgical plants and waste disposal. Pollution, acid drainage and acid rain.

Module credits 16.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Geology
Period of presentation Year

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