Economic geology 713

Module code GLY 713
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Basic remote sensing methods and their applications to geology; basic geophysical and geochemical exploration techniques; exploration target generation - philosophies and methods; professional geological practice; the SAMREC and similar codes; geologists in the business environment; case studies. Practical component (runs parallel to theory above) encompasses ore-microscopy; ore mineral identification; ore textures; analysis of ore assemblages; instrumental techniques applied to ores. Various short field trips to both opencast and underground mines.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Year

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