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GEOL1005 - Geometallurgy

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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 programme 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 completing the course be able to apply geometallurgical principles in order to plan, communicate and implement a geometallurgical program.

General competence: After the completion of 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, 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.
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.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

It is an absolute requirement that the students has the course TGB4227 Mineral Production, 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.

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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mineral Raw Materials
  • Mineral Production
  • Geology of Mineral Deposits
  • Mineral Processing
  • Ore Geology
  • Geology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 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.
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