Introductory Mineral Deposits

Module code: GL3034

Module co-ordinator: to be confirmed

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.


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  • Practical book