GEOL 201 - Ore Deposits
Geology 201 provides introduction to the classification, distribution, and characteristics of metalliferous ore deposits, as well as diamonds. A focus is put on the classification of ores based on their petrologic association and current models for ore deposit genesis. The tectonic settings of ore deposits are considered within the context of the plate tectonic paradigm and global metallogenic events throughout Earth's history. Laboratory classes will examine sample sets from arcoss Canada, with an emphasis on northern deposits. Students will receive an introduction to reflected light optical microscopy techniques, and blend hand sample and thin section petrography to best characterize mineralized samples.
PREREQUISITES: GEOL110 (Mineralogy/Petrology) OR by permission from the instructor.