Ore Deposits

Course Information
CodeNGMO 501Υ
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019035

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course538

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
During the course, the students are expected to: 1) understand the basic principles of Economic Geology 2) understand the conditions of the formation of ore deposits and their relationship to the geotectonic environments and the geological processes 3) recognize the types of ore deposits 4) combine the various data (geological, petrographic, mineralogical, geochemical) for interpretation of the metallogenic models 5) use basic research methods, such as ore microscopy, in the study of ore deposits 6) link theoretical knowledge with practical applications during field work
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. General principles and terminology 2. Processes of formation of ore minerals 3. Mineralizing fluids in the crust 4. Hydrothermal alterations 5. Classification of ore deposits 6. Geotectonic environment of formation, description and metallogenic models for the major types of ore deposits: 6.1. Magmatic-hydrothermal deposits 6.1.1. Deposits related with ultramafic and mafic rocks 6.1.2. Pegmatitic ore deposits 6.1.3. Skarn ore deposits 6.1.4. Intrusion related deposits 6.1.5. Replacement Pb-Zn deposits 6.1.6. Porphyry deposits 6.1.7. Epithermal deposits 6.1.8. Volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits 6.2. Lateritic residual processes (laterites, bauxites) 6.3. Supergene oxidized and enriched deposits 6.4. Sedimentary and karst deposits 6.5. Vein deposits in metamorphic terrains 6.6. Marble deposits
Ore mineralizing processes, Classification of mineral deposits, Ore microscopy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teachers communicate with the students through e-mail 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work65
Reading Assigment14
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities2
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
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