Academic Catalog

GEOE401 MINERAL DEPOSITS

Course Code: 5640401
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Geological Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr AL MER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Mineral resources concepts; nature and morphology of mineral deposits; textures and structures of ore and gangue minerals, fluid inclusions, wall rock alteration; major theories of ore genesis; geothermometry, geobarometry, paragenesis and zoning, dating of mineral deposits; classification of mineral deposits; diamond deposits in kimberlites and lamproites, mineral deposits related to carbonatites; orthomagmatic deposits; pegmetatites; skarn deposits; strata-bound deposits; stratiform sulfide deposits of sedimentary and volcanic environments; sedimentary deposits; residual deposits and supergene enrichment.