Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module covers aspects of economic geology, including ore body formation and mineral exploration methods, aggregate materials, and the formation, exploration and production of coal, including coal gasification. The module also includes an excursion to a mine.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/esc-30028/lists
The module aims to provide students with a knowledge and understanding of:- the petrological controls on igneous and metasomatic ore body formation and their mineral exploration methods- aggregate production and uses- the formation, exploration and production of coal
Intended Learning Outcomes
systematically describe, evaluate and interpret processes and mechanisms of igneous and metamorphic ore formation: 1,2systematically describe and evaluate exploration techniques and economic considerations in ore body assessment: 1,2systematically describe, evaluate and interpret aggregate materials, their exploration, production and development: 1evaluate the formation, exploration and production of coal, and demonstrate a critical awareness of future reserves and the environmental implications of coal production and usage: 1assess techniques used for the mining of minerals and coal: 1,2develop further poster presentation skills: 2
- Lectures 16 hours- Practical classes 21 hours- One-day field excursion 10 hours- Private study, assignment completion 103 hours
1: Practical Assessment weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
Portfolio of practical exercisesPortfolio of practical exercises, including in-class exercises and/or field course exercises and/or practical tests of topics covered during the course.2: Assignment weighted 40%
Individual Poster PresentationAn individual poster presentation (normally A2), based on an investigation of an aspect of economic geology. Equivalent to ~ 1000 words.