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Ore Forming Processes

This course will investigate the processes through which ore deposits form, focusing specifically on the formation of hydrothermal ore deposits.

Photo: Iain Pitcairn
Learn to identify sulfide minerals such as those in the picture by reflected light microscopy in the practical part of the course. Photo: Iain Pitcairn

After an introduction to ore deposits and the transport of metals in hydrothermal fluids, the course focuses on different hydrothermal ore-forming systems including those associated with magmatism, metamorphism and sedimentary processes. The course will have a theoretical moment and a practical moment that involves lab or field study.