Short course - Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits

GEO5306 Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Ore Deposits Short Course

This is an intensive 8-day graduate course (3 un.) on the geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, focusing on the fundamentals of mineral-chemical systems, ore element geochemistry, alteration mineral assemblages, and water-rock interactions in a variety of ore deposit types. Concepts that are critical to understanding ore formation will be studied, including mineral stabilities and controls on metal solubility in hydrothermal systems. Case studies of different ore deposit types will be covered, including magmatic-hydrothermal, sedimentary and seawater-dominated systems. Practical aspects will include a guide to ore element behaviour; analyzing rocks, minerals and fluids in hydrothermal systems; and processes of hydrothermal alteration and their application in mineral exploration.

Dates: October 24-October 31, 2021. Advanced undergraduate-level (3rd or 4th-year) training in geochemistry, petrology and ore deposits is highly recommended. Lectures and interactive sessions will take place each day (including Saturday and Sunday), 9 am -5 pm. Course evaluation will be based on daily exercises in-class and a final take-home exam on lecture materials and reading related to the course.

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