Introductory Mineral Deposits

Module code: GL3034
Module co-ordinator: Dr Gawen Jenkin

This module is an option for the Geology degree programmes. You'll learn about ore minerals -- their structure, composition, uses, and, most importantly, how to identify them in hand-specimen. You'll then learn about some of the simpler types of ore deposits, including gold, copper, and diamonds -- what they are like, how they form, and how to find one, as well as the environmental impacts of mining them.


  • 24 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 51 hous of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2 hours (80%)
  • Practical book (15%)
  • Coursework, multiple choice questions (5%)