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General information:
Name:
Prospecting
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
BGG-2-204-EG-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Economic Geology
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
2
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 advance knowledge about methods, strategy and techniques using in mineral prospecting and exploration.

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)
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to gain geological information from various data bases and other sources, interpretate and draw conclusions. GG2A_U01 Project
M_U002 Student is able to plan geological works and prepare an exploration program. GG2A_U07 Examination,
Project
M_U003 Student is able to make a preliminary economic estimation of mining and geology project. GG2A_U11 Project
Knowledge
M_W001 Student have a knowledge on principles and methodology of conducting geology works. GG2A_W04 Examination,
Project
M_W002 Student have a knowledge on prospecting geology. GG2A_W06 Examination,
Project
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
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to gain geological information from various data bases and other sources, interpretate and draw conclusions. + - - - - - + - - - -
M_U002 Student is able to plan geological works and prepare an exploration program. - - - - - - + - - - -
M_U003 Student is able to make a preliminary economic estimation of mining and geology project. + - - - - - + - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student have a knowledge on principles and methodology of conducting geology works. + - - - - - + - - - -
M_W002 Student have a knowledge on prospecting geology. + - - - - - + - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Strategy and policy applied to prospecting of mineral deposits. Influence of world market on mineral prospecting. Strategy of companies in mineral prospecting. Development and design of prospecting projects. Geological methods applied to mineral prospecting. Mineralogical methods applied in mineral prospecting. Geophysics methods applied in mineral prospecting. Introduction to remote sensing methods. Geochemical methods applied to mineral prospecting, pathfinders. Sampling and analytical methods. Background calculation and interpretation. Soil profiles, weathering.

Practical classes:

How to collect geological data. Practice in sample description. How to collect stream sediments, pan concentrates and soil sampling. Practice in sample preparation. Know-how to applied for concession. Know-how to prepare project of field and laboratory works. Selection of materials for the project. How to collect and select material for the project. Timing of field geological works, and cost calculation.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 120 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Participation in practical classes 30 h
Participation in lectures 30 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 15 h
Completion of a project 30 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade: = 0,6* exam + 0,4 * project

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Student should have already finished Ore Geology or Mineral deposit course.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

1. G.J.S. Govett, 1983: Handbook of Exploration Geochemistry – Vol. 3 Rock geochemistry Mineral Exploration, 461pp
2. Moon C.J., Whateley M.K.G., Evans A. M., (2006) – Introduction to Mineral Exploration
3. Kearey P., Brooks M., Hill I., (2002) – An Introduction to Geophysical Exploration

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

T. ĆWIERTNIA, W. ZYGO, A. PIESTRZYŃSKI, J. PIECZONKA – Application of soil geochemistry for ore deposits exploration in arid environment, south Mongolia In: Złoża kopalin – aktualne problemy prac poszukiwawczych, badawczych i dokumentacyjnych, ed. Magdaleny Pańczyk. — Warszawa : Polish Geological Survey, 2015. — ISBN: 978-83-7863-471-3
T. ĆWIERTNIA, W. ZYGO, J. PIECZONKA – Base metals, geochemical exploration in arid environment, south Mongolia In: Mineral resources in a sustainable world: 13th SGA biennial meeting : Nancy – France, 2015 / eds. Anne-Sylvie André-Mayer, [et al.].
T. ĆWIERTNIA, A. PIESTRZYŃSKI, J. PIECZONKA, W. ZYGO – The composition of spinels from Mongolia, Poland, Ukraine and Cyprus as an exploration tool for Cr-deposits – preliminary study In: Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world, 2013, Uppsala, Sweden : proceedings, Vol. 3 / ed. Erik Jonsson et al.

Additional information:

Practical classes grade:
0,2*map description + 0,2*rock description + 0,1*presentation +0,5*project