Industrial Minerals and Rocks

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΑ ΟΡΥΚΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΤΡΩΜΑΤΑ / Industrial Minerals and Rocks
CodeNGMO 631E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorNikolaos Kantiranis
Course ID600019052

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses633
KOITASMATOLOGIA - OIKONOMIKĪ GEŌLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
Upon successful completion of the course, students will know: • The main industrial minerals and rocks of Greece. • How they were formed. • The reserves and their geographical distribution in the Greek area. • Mining and processing methods for the production of minerals useful as raw materials in industry. • The uses and applications that have and the properties to be measured for each. • Protective measures during the exploitation and use of industrial minerals and rocks. They will also be able, in a general context, to evaluate and propose potential areas in Greece where research could be conducted to find and lead to exploitation of industrial minerals and rocks using geological / petrological / mineralogical criteria.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Classification of industrial minerals and rocks. o Genesis of industrial minerals and rocks deposits o Main applications of industrial minerals and rocks. • Industrial minerals deposits: o Asbestos, o Quartz raw materials, o Feldspars, o Magnesite, o Talc • Industrial rocks deposits: o Perlite, o Clays, other than bentonite and Kaolin o Bentonite, o Kaolin, o Phosphorites o Zeolitic tuffs o Marbles
Industrial minerals, industrial rocks, research, reserves, exploitation, properties, uses, Greece
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
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 and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment12
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ο ορυκτός πλούτος της Ελλάδος, Α. Τσιραμπίδης, Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη, 391 σ., 2005. ISBN: 960-7425-88-X.
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις Κοιτασματολογίας βιομηχανικών ορυκτών και πετρωμάτων
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