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Syllabus 2018-19 - 14112022 - Mineral Deposits (Yacimientos minerales)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ingeniería de minas (14112022)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

DEGREE: Doble grado en Ingeniería de tecnologías mineras e Ingenieria civil (15012030)
FACULTY: SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING OF LINARES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Mineral Deposits
CODE: 14112022 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 9.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: LÓPEZ SÁNCHEZ-VIZCAINO, VICENTE AGUSTÍN
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 120 - CRISTALOGRAFÍA Y MINERALOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: D - 105 E-MAIL: vlopez@ujaen.es P: 953648523
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~vlopez/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

LECTURES

 

I. Introduction to ore deposits

1.- Ore deposits: definitions. Ores and indutrial minerals. Mineral deposits. Viable mineral deposits. Economic geology. Ore and gangue minerals. Concentration. Mineral resources and ore reserves.

 

II. Ore-forming processes and associated rocks

2.- Ore-forming processes. Internal processes. External processes.

3 .- Introduction to petrology. Minerals and mineralogy . Petrology: igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

4 .- Igneous rocks. Chemical and mineralogical composition.

5 .- Magmas. Evolution of magmas.

6 .- Igneous bodies morphology. Extrusive bodies. Intrusive bodies. Geodynamic settings. Igneous suites.

7.- Sedimentary rocks. Introduction. Clasification. Composition. Sedimentary environments. Sedimentary processes. Sedimentary structures. Detritic rocks. Carbonatic rocks.

8 .- Metamorphism. Types of metamorphic change. Types of metamorphism. The controlling factors of metamorphism. Description of a metamorphic region.

9 .- Metamorphic rocks and processes.

 

III. Ore deposits through time and space

10 .- Ore deposits through time and space. Tectonic settings. Associated rocks. Some general definitions

 

IV. Ore bodies morphology and textures

11.- Morphology of ore bodies types. Syngenetic and epigenetic deposits. Concordant bodies. Discordant bodies.

12.- Textural relationships in ore bodies. Primary textures. Secondary textures. Importance for ore processing.

 

V. Environmental geochemistry and mineral deposits

13.- Environmental geochemistry and mineral deposits. Geochemical reservoirs. Geochemical cycles. Environmental impact of mining activity.

 

VI: Classification and description of ore deposits

14.- Classification of ore deposits. Classification criteria. Classification by commodities.

15.- Iron deposits.

16.- Ferroalloy metals deposits: Mn, Ni, Cr, Co, Mo, V, W, Nb, Te.

17.- Light metals deposits: Al, Mg, Ti, Be.

18.- Base metals deposits: Cu, Pb-Zn, Sn.

19.- Precious metals deposits: Au, Ag, PGE.

 

LABORATORY SESSIONS AND FIELD TRIPS

 

I. Petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

1.- Igneous rocks. Identification of volcanic and plutonic rocks at the microscope. Crystallinity. Grain size. Crystal morphology.

2.- Igneous rocks classification.

3.- Identification and description of volcanic rocks. Mineral assemblages. Textures.

4.- Identification and description of plutonic rocks. Mineral assemblages. Textures.

5 .- Identification and description of sedimentary rocks. Mineral assemblages. Textures.

6 .-Metamorphic rocks. Classification. Identification and description of metamorphic rocks. Mineral assemblages. Textures.

II: Ores and their textures

7 .- Primary and secondary ore textures.

8 .- Ores and textures in iron and ferroalloy metals deposits.

9 .- Ores and textures in light metals and base metals deposits.

10.- Ores at the reflected light microscope

III: Geology of ore deposits in Spain

11 .- The Alquife-Las Piletas Fe deposits.

12.- The Aguablanca Ni-Cu-EPG deposit.

13.- Massive sulfide deposits in the Iberian Pyritic Belt.

14.- The Linares-La Carolina Pb deposits.

IV: Field trips

15.- The Linares-La Carolina mining district.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

1.- Lectures

Explanations by the teacher, discussion and answer to questions. Presentations are available before lectures take place.

2.- Lab sessions

I. Petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

Introductory explanations by teacher; students observations at the microscope; exercises: description of thin sections ; eventually, exercise tests in the online teaching platform.

II. Ores and their textures

Introductory explanations by teacher; students observations of rocks and minerals hand samples; exercises: description of samples and answer to related questions ; eventually, exercise tests in the online teaching platform.

III. Geology of ore deposits in Spain

Reading of texts and papers on the geology of specific ore deposits and answer to questions about them (eventually, exercise tests in the online teaching platform). Exercises will be evaluated by the teacher. Group discussion on the texts and questions and additional explanations by the teacher.

IV. Field trips

Students will receive previous explanations and guidebooks.

Each student will write a report summarizing the observations and activities made during the trips. Eventually, exercise tests in the online teaching platform or further activities in small groups will be required.

3.- Tutorial sessions

Discussion and answer to questions on the following topics:

Lectures (1 hour)

Petrography of igneous and metamorphic rocks (2 hours).

Texts on the geology of ore deposits in Spain (1 hour)

Field trips activities (2 hours).

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

S1. Class attendance: 5.0%

S2. Theoretical contents: 45%

S3. Field trip report: 15%

S4. Lab sessions:

Exercises on thin sections and samples description: 20%

Petrography exam: 15%

 

Students not being able to take part in the lab sessions will have the right to make an exam with a 50% weight in the final grade of the course.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology. Edition: 2. Author: Philpotts, A.R y Ague, J.J.. Publisher: Cambridge University Press  (Library)
  • Future global mineral resources. Edition: -. Author: Arndt, N.T., Fontboté, L., Hedenquist, J.W., Kesler, S.E., Thompson, J.F.H., Wood, D.G.. Publisher: Geochemical Perspectives, 6, 1, 171 pp  (Library)
  • An introduction to economic geology and its environmental impact. Edition: -. Author: Evans, Anthony M.. Publisher: Oxford [etc.]: Blackwell Science, 1997  (Library)
  • Understanding mineral deposits. Edition: -. Author: Misra, Kula C.. Publisher: Dordrecht [etc.]: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000  (Library)
  • Earth materials : introduction to mineralogy and petrology. Edition: -. Author: Klein, Cornelis. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Ores and minerals: an introducing economic geology . Edition: -. Author: Barnes, J.W.. Publisher: Chichester [etc.]: John Wiley and Sons, 1996  (Library)
  • Ore microscopy and ore petrography. Edition: -. Author: Craig, James R.. Publisher: New York: John Eiley and Sons, cop. 1994  (Library)
  • Atlas of opaque and ore minerals in their associations. Edition: -. Author: Ixer, R. A.. Publisher: Buckingham: Open University Press, 1990  (Library)
  • The geology of ore deposits. Edition: -. Author: Guilbert, John M.. Publisher: Long Grove : Waveland Press, 2007  (Library)
  • Economic geology 100th anniversary volume: 1905-2005 J.W. Hedenquist, J.F.H. Thompson, R.J. Goldfa. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Littleton: Society of Economic Geologists (2005)  (Library)
  • An Introduction to igneous and metamorphic petrology. Edition: -. Author: Winter, John D.. Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey : Academic Internet Publishers (AIPI), 2007  (Library)
  • Igneous and metamorphic rocks under the microscope: classification, textures, microstructures and m. Edition: [1st ed.]. Author: Shelley, David. Publisher: London [etc.]: Chapman & Hall, 1983 (1993 cop.)  (Library)
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Best, Myron G.. Publisher: Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2003  (Library)
  • Petrology: the study of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Raymond, Loren A.. Publisher: Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, cop. 2002  (Library)