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General information:
Name:
Economic geology (ore deposits)
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
BGG-2-101-EG-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Economic Geology
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
mgr inż. Zygo Władysław (wzygo@geol.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. dr hab. inż. Piestrzyński Adam (piestrz@geol.agh.edu.pl)
mgr inż. Zygo Władysław (wzygo@geol.agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

This course provide detail geological characteristic of all metallic deposits, and characteristic of most important deposit (Sudbury, Bushveld, Witwatersrand, Kupferschiefer etc.).

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K002 Student is aware of impacts of engineering and geological works on environment. GG2A_K03, GG2A_K01 Examination,
Test
Skills
M_U003 Student is able to describe, classify and show genesis of minerals and rocks connected with mineral deposits. GG2A_U02, GG2A_U01 Examination,
Test
M_U004 Student is able to identify basic genetic types of ore deposits and minerals. GG2A_U02 Examination,
Test
Knowledge
M_W003 Student have knowledge on mineralogy, petrography and geochemistry on minerals and rocks connected with mineral deposits. GG2A_U01 Examination,
Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K002 Student is aware of impacts of engineering and geological works on environment. + - - - - - + - - - -
Skills
M_U003 Student is able to describe, classify and show genesis of minerals and rocks connected with mineral deposits. + - - - - - + - - - -
M_U004 Student is able to identify basic genetic types of ore deposits and minerals. + - - - - - + - - - -
Knowledge
M_W003 Student have knowledge on mineralogy, petrography and geochemistry on minerals and rocks connected with mineral deposits. + - - - - - + - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Geology of the most important genetic types of ore deposits.
During the lecture, most important examples of mineral deposits, of different origin
will be presented and discussed. Geology of world class mineral deposits e.g.
Bushveld complex, Great dyke, Sudbury, Norylsk, Merensky Reef, Ocorusu, Silliniarvi,
Chuquicamta, Myszków, Copper Belt, Lubin – Kupferschiefer type; Cigar Lake, MontGee
(U deposit).
Metallogenic provinces and epochs in relation to plate tectonic.

Practical classes:

Geology of the most important ore deposits in Poland and in the Word. Recognition of different kinds of ore minerals and alteration processes based on natural collection.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 162 h
Module ECTS credits 6 ECTS
Participation in lectures 30 h
Participation in practical classes 30 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 39 h
Preparation for classes 39 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 10 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 10 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade: = 0,5* lectures test result + 0,5* classes test result

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

• mineralogy and petrography knowledge
• general geology knowledge

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Ridley J. Ore deposit Geology, Cambridge University Press, 2013
Walter L. P. Economic Geology Principles and Practice, 2011
Ekstrand O.R. (ed.) Geology of Canadian Mineral Deposit types, Geol. Sur. of Canada 1995
Economic Geology and Mineralium Deposita Journals

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

A. Wodzicki, A. Piestrzyński – An ore genetic model for the Lubin-Sieroszowice mining district, Poland. Mineral. Deposita v.29/1, 30-43 1994.
A.Piestrzyński, S.Th. Schmidt, H. Franco, 1994: Pd-minerals in the Sto. Tomas II porphyry copper deposit, Tuba, Benguet, Philippines. Mineral. Polon. 25/2, 21-31.
J. PIECZONKA, A. PIESTRZYŃSKI, W. ZYGO – Geology of Cu−Mo Sierra Gorda deposit, North Chile // Biuletyn Państwowego Instytutu Geologicznego / Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny, Warszawa ; ISSN 0867-6143
J. PIECZONKA, A. PIESTRZYŃSKI, NGUYEN D. Ch., L. K. Phon, D. V. Hao – IOCG Sin-Quyen deposit, LaoCai, N-Vietnam / // In: Mineral resources to discover SGA biennial meeting : August 20–23 2017, Québec City, Canada : proceedings. Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits
K. Foltyn, A. PIESTRZYŃSKI Changes in mineralogy and precious metals content in the Morrison deposit, Sudbury // In: Mineral resources to discover SGA biennial meeting : August 20–23 2017, Québec City, Canada

Additional information:

Practical classes:
Final grade: 0,4* 1 test + 0,4* 2 test +0,2 * ore mineral identification test.
If student is absent on test or received grade 2.0 then another date for test will be set at the end of the semester by the teacher. If student received 2.0 from both tests will have 1 test at the end of the semester from whole semester.