Ore Deposits and Their Geological Environment

This course presents an introduction to the nature, morphology, geologic setting and classification of the principal types of ore deposits and theories about their genesis. It includes a description of significant Canadian deposits and their geological and tectonic environment as well as notable deposits elsewhere in the world. Emphasis is placed on shield deposits and metallogeny, and attention is given to mineral economics, mining and metallurgical techniques, and relevant environmental issues. Laboratories introduce students to techniques used to understand ore deposits (microscopy, microprobe analysis, study of fluid inclusions and stable isotopes) and focus on specific deposits and their host rocks. PREREQ: GEOL 2127 and GEOL 2237. (lec 3, lab 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both GEOL 3607 and GEOL 4606.

Earth Sciences