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Economic geology 367


 
Module code GLY 367
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

This module details the genesis and exploitation of major ore deposits, with an emphasis on South African examples. The processes through which ore deposits are formed and modified will be discussed, highlighting the relevance of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous processes in the genesis of world-class ore bodies. The module will also address the methods of mining commonly used, and the international commodity market, including a brief introduction to ore reserve estimation and the evaluation of potential ore deposits.

Module credits 36.00
Prerequisites GLY 365 and GLY 366
Contact time 4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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