Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.11.2018 - 17.12.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Jussi Leveinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

II (autumn)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Gaining basic knowledge on the processing-related mineralogical and geological aspects of ores and industrial minerals.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Main rock forming minerals and mineral groups of silicates, oxides, carbonates. Genetic groups and main petrographic characteristics of rocks.
Basics of ore mineralogy. Optical properties and processing-related characteristics of
the main ore minerals. Industrial minerals and their application. Application of microanalytical methods in ore mineralogy. Major ore forming processes. Magma-related ore deposits. Sedimentary and metamorphic ore deposits. Globally important types of ore deposits in a genetic system.
Globally important mineral resources.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The written exam 50 %, exercises 50 %


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, exam

24 h of lectures

44 h weekly exercises and their preparation

67 h individual studies

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- The slides will be provided digitally.
- Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment, Kesler S and Simon A., Cambridge, 2015
- Future Global Mineral Resources. Arndt & al. Geochemical Perspectievs, V. 6, number 1, April 2017.
- Introduction to Mineral Exploration, Moon C. & al., Blackwell Publishing.
- Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals. An Introduction Evans, A.M. (1993): (Third edition). - Geoscience Texts Series, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1–389.

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Petrography basics

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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