Common Rocks, Minerals and Ores

Content
6 modules

Rating

Course Length
1 hour

Instructor
Edumine Courses

Released
07 Nov 2019

Price
Free

Description

Common Rocks, Minerals and Ores is a short (non-certification) course and reference for beginners in geology and mineral exploration and for others who require the basics of rock and mineral identification. It provides participants with a means of practicing identification and classification of common rocks and minerals in the field. The course is enhanced by integration with the Dictionary of Mining, Mineral and Related Terms.

Authors

  • Dr. Glenn B. Stracher

 

Duration: 1 Hour
Access: 90 Days
Category: Mining
Level: Introduce
Version Date: January 7, 2011


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Objectives

Content

The course consists of 12 sessions and two short reviews (quizzes) covering Rock-Forming Minerals, Ores of Metals, Useful Minerals, Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks and a large section on Strategic and Industrial Ore Minerals, extensively illustrated with images of samples. Each mineral or rock is represented by an image, distinguishing features and a dictionary description.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify common rocks and minerals in the field.
  • Identify the ores of strategic and industrial minerals.

Recommended Background

  • An appreciation of basic geologic principles.

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Table of contents
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Module 1: Minerals and Ores
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Module 2: Types of Rocks
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Knowledge Check - Module 2: Types of Rocks
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Module 3: Strategic and Industrial Ore Minerals
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Knowledge Check - Module 3: Strategic and Industrial Ore Minerals
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