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As well as providing experience in teamwork, analysis and decision-making to tight deadlines, the exercise promote an opportunity for students to collaborate and innovate to transform geoscience data sets into their interpretation of the subsurface geology and mineralisation targets.
The challenge offers students hands-on experience working with modern datasets encountered in the field, opportunities to improve their leadership and team-based skills, and the ability to expand their industry networks and increase potential employment opportunities.
Combination of lectures, case studies, and practical exercise on analysis of multiple geological and geophysical data. The teams are going to work on Geoscience ANALYST and a final report is written individually.
Fundamentals of mineral exploration. Main concepts of Porphyry, Irish-type, and IOCG deposits. The physical properties of different ore types and their expected geophysical responses. Geology of the study area of the team exercise, interpretation of the geophysical data, budget and costs for acquiring more data and drilling.
Inversion of the geophysical data available and interpretation of the results.
Planning of drill holes and construction of 3D subsurface models.
Poster printing and presentation to the industry panel.
|Student Effort Type
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Koen Torremans
|Lecturer / Co-Lecturer