Course Title: Mining Geology 572 (Part A)

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 005816

Course Title: Mining Geology 572 (Part A)

Credit Points: 3

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environ & Chemical Eng


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Mr. Paulino Piotto

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2209

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12.12.14

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Pre-Requisite:  Proc2072 Ore Deposits and Mining Geology




Course Description

To study the use of systems analysis applied to the mineral industry with emphasis on the modelling of mineral deposits, their inventory as an economic resource and their development through to marketable products.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:
Understand sampling results and distributions.
Perform modelling of resources and reserves estimations.
Apply geostatistics analysis in resources and reserves estimations.
Report resources and reserves as detailed in the Jorc Code.
Understand the role of a mine geologist .

Overview of Learning Activities

Learnining Activities:
Face-to-face lecture,
Computer models tutorials,
Analyse and interpretation of results.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prior to classes starts the students wil be provided with a list of articles and papers to be read.
Those documents will form the starting point for the discussions, lectures and tutorials.
Each participant will have access to further printed material and computer sofware.

Overview of Assessment

The participantes will be required to submit weekly reports and to submit a final report with the
summary of the the topics covered and an extensive discussion of the most important points of
interest for a future professional in the mining industry.