TGB4120 - Ore-Deposit Genesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 1 hours C

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 learns how to acquire in-depth information on a topic and will learn the critical reading of journal articles. The student will gain insight into prospecting techniques, formation, and appearance of selected economic mineral deposits.

Skills and general competence:

The student will obtain insight in:

  • 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 imperative 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). The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field course with report

Further on evaluation

The final individual oral exam counts 100% of the final grade and is based on questioning in the curriculum and the written report.

Required previous knowledge

TGB4130 Petrology or similar.

TGB4126 Mineralogy, Basic Course or similar.

Course materials

Given at the start of the semester.

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 2025

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 exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral exam 100/100 C
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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