Course - Geometallurgy - GEOL1005
GEOL1005 - Geometallurgy
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||KALKULATOR|
The course will give an introduction to the concept of geometallurgy and its application. The course will be divided into sections, where ore geology, process mineralogy and mineral processing are important topics. The idea of geometallurgy is to link the ore / mineral properties with processing performance and product quality and to implement this in the production planning through the use of geostatistics and block modelling. The choice of sampling and testing methods for geometallurgical testing will be emphasized together with an introduction to geometallurgical programmes and choice of procedures. In this course we will also relate the application of geometallurgy to the production of industrial minerals.
Knowledge: The student will achieve knowledge about theory and application of geometallurgy as well as knowledge about the most important fields related to geometallurgy. The student will have knowlegde about relevant digital learning platforms (as Edumine), and there may be some exercises in use of software tools.
Skills: The student will after fulfilling the course be able to apply geometallurgical principles in order to plan, communicate and implement a geometallurgical program.
General competence: After fulfilling this course the student will have a general competence in relevant geometallurgical terminology and have a good overview of the mining value chain from deposit to product.
Learning methods and activities
The course is taught through a series of lectures, compulsory theoretical and practical exercises as well as demonstrations. Possibility for excursions during weekends. If the number of registered students are 3 or less, the course may be offered as a self study based on the same course material. A mandatory one day excursion will be arranged during the semester. The course is evaluated by a reference group.
Further on evaluation
To be able to attend the exam, all exercises must have been approved. If there is a re-sit examination, the form of assessment may be changed from written to oral examination.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is recommended that the students have basic knowledge of geology and mineralogy. It is also recommended that they have taken the course TMA4240 Statistics or equivalent.
Required previous knowledge
It is an absolute requirement that the students has the course TGB4227 Mineral Production, Basic Course, or both TGB4242 Mining Engineering, Basic Course and TGB4301 Mineral Processing, Basic Course, or equivalent. The students must also have basic knowledge in statistics. Both has to be approved by course coordinator.
Handouts of journal articles, book chapters etc. All material made available on Blackboard and lectures.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2023
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- Processing of raw materials
- Process Mineralogy
- Mineral Raw Materials
- Mineral Production
- Geology of Mineral Deposits
- Mineral Processing
- Mining Engineering
- Ore Geology
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR 2023-12-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 9
- Spring ORD School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR INSPERA
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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"