Exploration and Mining Geology 5 - The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining

Exploration and Mining Geology 5 - The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining

Areas of Study: Exploration and Geology

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The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining is a course for exploration and mining geologists. It provides the geologist, engineer and student with a comprehensive discussion of the responsibilities of the geologist in an exploration program, a prospect evaluation, and a producing mine. This course is the last in a suite of five Exploration and Mining Geology courses.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Professional
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 15 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

The Exploration and Mining Geology suite of courses uses the concepts and practices of applied geology as its central theme, here is a balanced and comprehensive treatment of the geological, geochemical, geophysical, and economic elements of exploration and mining. Offers an overview of the methods and aims in mineral exploration and production and gives coverage of the geologic principles of ore deposits and the geomorphic environment. Deals with "hard" minerals and the nonfluid sources of materials and energy in the continental masses and in ocean basins.

Exploration and Mining Geology 5 - The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining is the last in a suite of five courses; other courses in the suite are "The Geologic Baseline", "The Economic Framework", "Surface Geologic Data", and "Underground Geologic Data". Topics covered in this course include Exploration Programs, Examination and Evaluation of Prospects and Mines, and Mining Operations: Mining Geology. The course includes numerous examples, reference tables and author references and has been extensively integrated with the Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms for terminology reference purposes.

For the geologist, engineer and student, The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining presents a comprehensive discussion of the responsibilities of the geologist in an exploration program, a prospect evaluation, and a producing mine.

Course Content

Exploration and Mining Geology 5 - The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining consists of 15 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus extensive appendices and interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 15 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the organization, objectives, patterns, economics and modeling requirements of mineral exploration programs.
  • Discuss the objectives, features and reporting of mineral prospect and mine evaluations.
  • Discuss the preproduction, production and consulting responsibilities of the mining geologist.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in the context of mineral exploration, prospect evaluation and mining geology.

Recommended Background

  • A degree in geology, mining engineering, engineering geology or related discipline.
  • Completion of Exploration and Mining Geology 1 - The Geologic Baseline, 2 - The Economic Framework, 3 - Surface Geologic Data and 4 - Underground Geologic Data and Reserve Estimation (recommended).

William C. Peters

Dr. William C. Peters is a geologist and Emeritus Professor of Geological Engineering, College of Mines, University of Arizona. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Europe. In 1948 he received a M.S. Degree in Geology from the University of Colorado and joined the New Jersey Zinc Company as mining geologist at their Gilman, Colorado mine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 1957. He worked in exploration and mine development for the FMC Corporation. From 1960-64, he was Chief Geologist at Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine. In 1964 he joined the newly established Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at the University of Arizona, teaching courses in mining geology, mineral exploration, and mine evaluation until he retired in1982. He is the author of a popular, practical textbook and field manual Exploration and Mining Geology (1978, 1987).