TGB4120 - Ore-Deposit Modelling


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 60/100
Work 40/100

Course content

The course is based on self-studies and weekly discussions of journal articles and text book material on selected ore- and mineral-deposits relevant for ongoing research efforts at the department.

Learning outcome

Imagine that you are challenged to evaluate the potential for shear zone hosted precious metal deposits on the Fosen peninsula, or Cu-Ni deposits in the Seiland Igneous Province or something completely different. Knowledge: The student will be provided with knowledge on prospecting techniques, formation and appearance of selected economic mineral deposits. Skills and general competence: The student should know: - Strategies for developing and implementing an ore-geological project. - How and where to gather basic geological data and how to write a sober report that communicates the required information for investors, clients and other decision makers that eventually may sponsor the project.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/colloquia (by the students), self-studies and discussions about once a week where the topic will be the field area and the relevant ore-deposit types. Lectures are held in English if required. Mandatory fieldwork for a 7-10 days duration in a relevant area is an important part of the course. Currently, we are studying Sn-Cu-W deposits in Cornwall, UK and granitic pegmatite deposits in S-Norway. Fieldwork includes a weekend. After fieldwork, the students are required to write a report comprising 5000 words (group work) that will count 40% of the final grade. The final individual oral exam counts 60% of the final grade. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

In order to be eligible to receive a grade in the course, both assessments must receive a passing score. Students who have passed the course and would like to try to improve their grade will only re-take the final exam, not the fieldwork and group project. Students who have failed the course but passed the group project will only re-take the final exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

TGB4115 Mineral Deposit Geology or similar.

Course materials

Will be decided at beginning of course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIG0509 7.5
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Mineral Raw Materials
  • Geology of Mineral Deposits
  • Resource Geology
  • Geology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geoscience and Petroleum


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 60/100 2022-06-02
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 40/100
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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