Course Title: Ore Deposits and Mining Geology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Ore Deposits and Mining Geology

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


120H Civil, Environmental & Chemical Engineering


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Paulino Piotto

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2209

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GE203 and GE262 - or equivalents

Course Description

This course has been designed to inform students on the genesis of ore deposits and the methods and techniques used in their study and evaluation for eventual exploitation.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The major topic areas to be developed in the course are: Classic theories of ore genesis; the mineralogiy and petrology of ore deposits; the distribution of minerals in the orebody and its relationship to the host rocks.

Upon completion of the course the student should:

-possess sound knowledge of the current theories of ore deposition, and their  application to ore deposit discovery and development

Overview of Learning Activities

Workshops, tutorials, working in major assignment , preparing for examination

Overview of Learning Resources

recomended texts

mining software to develop interpretation skills

Lectures  notes

Fieldclass requirements

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will comprise of a Final examination, one fieldclass report and one assignment.