TGB4232 - Resource Geology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and report
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 40/100
Oral examination 60/100 1 hours

Course content

The main focus of the course will be introduction to the execution of a resource geological program and includes the use of different methods and strategies for exploration for and understanding of mineral deposits; resource potential evaluations; resource estimations. This includes geological conditions required for the formation of mineral deposits, introduction to different tools / methods for exploration and their application in a mineral exploration campaign, requirements for evaluation of economical and technological potential of identified deposits / mineralisations.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After fulfilling the course, students should know the aspects of all phases of a resource geological program.

Skills: The students should be able to familiarise with and understand the strategy behind such a program at different levels from prospecting through different stages of the exploration project. This includes the development of a geological block model for resource estimation and resource classification. The student will also be able to propose a strategy for mineral exploration at different levels, including selection of appropriate tools and methods.

General knowledge: The students will acquire strong knowledge about resource geological programs, how to plan and assess such programs.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching will be as lectures and compulsory assignments. Field excursions may be arranged. These may be arranged during the weekend. The course is evaluated by a reference group.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on a combination of oral exam that counts for 60 % of the result and report that counts for 40% of the final result

All mandatory assignments must be approved before admission to the exam.

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 oral exam, not the report. Students who have failed the course but passed the report will only re-take the oral exam.

Required previous knowledge

The prospective students should have basic knowledge in geology and mineralogy from course such as TGB4100 Geology, Introduction and TGB4125 Mineralogy / TGB4126 Mineralogy, Basic Course (or equivalent). The prospective students should also have basic knowledge in mineral deposit geology such as TGB4115 Mineral Deposit Geology (or equivalent).

Course materials

Text books, lecture presentations, scientific papers.

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, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology of Solid Minerals Raw Materials
  • Mineral Raw Materials
  • Mineral Production
  • Geology of Mineral Deposits
  • Ore Geology
  • Resource Geology
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Report 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 60/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination 60/100
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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