Economic Geology 101

2 modules


Course Length
9 hours

Edumine Courses

02 Feb 2024



Economic Geology 101 is a course for beginners in exploration geology, people requiring a basic understanding of ore deposits, students, and anyone who is inquisitive about mineral deposits and how these form.

The course provides an overview of the three major rock types (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks), and introduces the geologic processes that form or influence ore deposits. In this course, you will learn about ore deposits that are typical for various metals, including abundant metals (iron, manganese, titanium) as well as scarce base (nickel, copper, lead, zinc) and precious (platinum group elements, gold and silver) metals. World-renowned deposits are described and illustrated with numerous figures and photographs.

This course is based on the Geological Framework for the Business of Exploration and Mining, authored by David Groves, produced by Market Motion Media.


  • David Groves (Author)


Duration: 9 Hours
Access: 90 Days
Category: Exploration
Level: Introduce
Version Date: January 16, 2016

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Course Content

Economic Geology 101 is structured in two parts and a total of 9 viewing sessions of approximately 60 minutes each, plus course reviews. Current course duration is equivalent to approximately 9 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how different types of rocks form.
  • Relate processes in the geologic cycle to the formation of ore deposits.
  • Describe characteristic deposit types that form for specific minerals.

Recommended Background

  • A degree in geology or interest in exploration geology.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Economic Geology 101
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Good short course
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Added almost 2 years ago, by Gordon
Enjoyed the coarse immensely. Noticed Timmin's is spelled incorrectly in one place.
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Added over 3 years ago, by Scott
You guys really need to update this course - both the content and the technology/ format is now woefully out of date. A lot of the material is still relevant but you need to update a lot of the market information. Also many of the images are too small to read and could not be enlarged which was very frustrating as it made them useless. In this era of new learning management software there are many service providers that could create a better product for you. This and the other course I did was interesting but it was not good value for money.
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