Ore Deposits of Greece

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΤΑΣΜΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ / Ore Deposits of Greece
CodeNGMO 624E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorVasilios Melfos
Course ID600019055

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses635
KOITASMATOLOGIA - OIKONOMIKĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Acquisition of knowledge about mining activity in Greece since antiquity • Acquisition of knowledge about the formation conditions of Greek ore deposits • Metallogenesis in the geological context of Greece • Understanding the relationship of ore deposits to the geotectonic zones • Learn about the particular characteristics of important Greek deposits in relation to the geology, tectonics, host rocks and mineralogical and chemical composition • Study of parameters and problems related to the environmental impact of mining • Methods and ways of protecting and restoring the environment • Use of basic research methods, such as metallographic microscopy, in the study of Greek deposits. • Linking theoretical knowledge with practical applications in field research
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 teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• A historical overview of the mining activity in Greece • Geotectonic evolution and metallogenesis in Greece • Classification of Greek deposits in different metallogenic provinces • Cr deposits and volcanogenic massive sulfides deposits of in Mesozoic ophiolitic complexes • Deposits associated with Cenozoic magmatism: porphyry and epithermal deposits, skarn deposits, carbonate replacement deposits, intrusion related systems • Deposits hosted in metamorphic rocks. • Lateritic residual deposits (laterites, bauxites) • Supergene oxidized Fe, Mn deposits enriched in Au • Karst-type deposits • Alluvial deposits • Submarine metal-rich hydrothermal fields in the South Aegean Volcanic Arc • Comparison between global and Greek deposits
Greek ore 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 teacher communicates with students through email 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work39
Reading Assigment25
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)
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