GEOL 207 - Capstone Research Project
The Capstone Research Project is the culminating project of the Geological Technology Diploma Program. It is intended to act as a mechanism for students to use their acquired skills to prepare and present a scoping study for a mining project. The project will target a mineral deposit, integrating publically available geological and geophysical data with proprietary information supplied by partner mining and exploration companies. Topics to be studied will vary depending on available data, but may include deposit geology and deposit model(s), 2D and 3D resource and geophysical modeling, resource and reserve estimates, mine planning and design, mineral processing, site layout, environmental considerations, and project cost estimates and economics. The Capstone Project extends over both semesters of the second year of the Geological Technology Diploma Program.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of the Geological Technology Certificate Program OR permission from the instructor.