GB8410 - Resource Geology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam and report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 40/100
Oral examination 60/100 1 hours

Course content

The main focus of the course will be introduction to the execution of a resource geological program and includes the use of different methods and strategies for exploration for and understanding of mineral deposits, resource potential evaluations and resource estimations. This includes geological conditions required for the formation of mineral deposits, introduction to different tools / methods for exploration and their application in a mineral exploration campaign, requirements for evaluation of economical and technological potential of identified deposits / mineralisations.

Learning outcome

After fulfilling the course, students should be able to familiarise with and understand the strategy behind a mineral exploration project at different levels from prospecting through different stages of the exploration project. This includes the development of a geological block model for resource estimation and resource classification. The student will also be able to propose a strategy for mineral exploration at different levels, including selection of appropriate tools and methods.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be as lectures and assignments. Field excursions may be arranged. These may be arranged during the weekend. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on a combination of oral exam (60%) and scientific report (40%). In order to be eligible to receive a grade in the course, both assessments must receive a passing score. Students who have failed the course but passed the report will only re-take the final exam. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Required previous knowledge

The prospective students should have basic knowledge in geology and mineralogy from course such as TGB4100 Geology, Introduction and TGB4125 Mineralogy / TGB4126 Mineralogy, Basic Course (or equivalent). The prospective students should also have basic knowledge in mineral deposit geology such as TGB4115 Mineral Deposit Geology (or equivalent).

Course materials

Text books, lecture presentations, scientific papers.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4232 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology of Solid Minerals Raw Materials
  • Mineral Raw Materials
  • Ore Geology
  • Resource Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral exam and report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Report 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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