91558 - PRIMARY MINERAL DEPOSITS

Scheda insegnamento

SDGs

L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Istruzione di qualità Città e comunità sostenibili Consumo e produzione responsabili

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The objective of this course is giving a system and integrated view of the geological processes that lead to the genesis of the main primary raw materials using a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical methods. The fundamental subjects of this course will be the geological characteristics of the most important classes of ore deposits, which include the magmatic, magmatic-hydrothermal, hydrothermal exhalative, orogenic-Au, Mississippi valley type, banded iron formations (BIF), and placer deposits. The geothermal fields will be considered as proxies of currently forming ore deposits. The scientific methods used in the course will be field mapping of ore bodies and wallrock alteration, the petrographic, mineralogical, and geochemical study of ore bodies and wallrock alteration; the fluid inclusion studies; stable isotope studies; fluid-rock equilibria. At the end of the course, the students will learn how to distinguish and identify with various techniques samples from different deposit types.

Contenuti

The objective of this course is giving the students a system and integrated view of the geological processes that lead to the genesis of the main primary mineral deposits using a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical methods. The fundamental subjects of this course will be the geological characteristics of the most important classes of ore deposits, which include the magmatic, hydrothermal (magmatic, orogenic, and sedimentary environments), and sedimentary classes. The geothermal fields will be considered as proxies of currently forming ore deposits. The scientific methods used in the course will be field mapping of ore bodies and wallrock alteration, the petrographic, mineralogical, and geochemical study of ore bodies and wallrock alteration; the fluid inclusion studies; the stable isotope studies; the fluid-rock equilibria. At the end of the course the students will learn how to distinguish and identify with various techniques samples from different deposit types.

Testi/Bibliografia

Ridley J. (2013). Ore Deposit Geology. Cambridge University Press.

Additional reading will be distributed in the class

Metodi didattici

Classes;

Laboratory excercies;

Fieldwork;

Seminars

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Different assessment methods will be used to evaluate the students: content-based, competence-based and impact-based assessments. Content-based assessment refers to assessment tasks that mainly ask the learner about facts. Competence-based assessment refers to assessments of intended learning outcomes that ask the learner to show ability to also use these facts. Impact-based assessments take the assessment of competencies one step further and ask the learner to use these competencies in a real-life situation to create a change or solve a challenge.

Class participation: 10%

Lab / fieldwork: 30%

Written outputs: essay or laboratory exercise: 30%

Oral exam: 30%

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Laboratory excercises;

Seminars provided by external instructors from academia and industry

Orario di ricevimento

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