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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Added 14 days ago, by Anonymous
This course is beyond bad. Just a list of minerals and a few properties. No clear context. No info on how it fits in a geologic system. Just here is a picture and here is what it is called. I regret asking my team to complete this as a trial run. I hope that the actual paid courses here are not done to this level. Also, what is "Rock Crystal?" That was one of the correct answers to an ID in the test.
 
Added 24 days ago, by Juan Francisco
 
Added 24 days ago, by Anonymous
Need bigger pictures and more examples
 
Added 26 days ago, by Carolyn
Good introduction, nicely broken down.
 
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