GEOL1005 - Geometallurgy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours KALKULATOR

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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.

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.

Course materials

Handouts of journal articles, book chapters etc. All material made available on Blackboard and lectures.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Processing of raw materials
  • Process Mineralogy
  • Mineral Raw Materials
  • Mineral Production
  • Geology of Mineral Deposits
  • Mineral Processing
  • Mining Engineering
  • Ore Geology
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


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 2024-06-05 15:00 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.

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