Practical Ore Microscopy and Mineralography

Content
13 modules

Rating

Course Length
25 hours

Instructor
Edumine Courses

Released
07 Nov 2019

Price
$449.00

Description

Practical Ore Microscopy and Mineralography is concerned particularly with information obtained from reflected light microscopy of opaque minerals. A review of the mineralographic microscope is provided at the outset, however familiarity with both the petrographic (transmitted light) and mineralographic (reflected light) microscope is a basic premise of the course. Segments of the course that follow are each more-or-less stand-alone.

The course places considerable emphasis on the identification, description and classification of textures because of the enormous practical implications of ore textures to mineral beneficiation and ore genesis. Specific topics such as paragenesis, exsolution and sulfide metamorphism and sulfide phase equilibria will be of concern to those with specific interests. A variety of practical concepts related to ore microscopy (liberation, modal analysis, textural case histories, reconciling mineral proportions and assays) are discussed that pertain particularly to mineral beneficiation.

Finally, a series of exercises are described that relate to information obtained from ore microscopy studies. These exercises involve topics such as: sampling of particulate ore material, changing volume percent to weight percent (and vice versa), point count and grain counting, calculating mineral formula from chemical analysis, regression as a means of determining precious metal hosts in an ore, mass balance procedures involving modal (volume) percentages of minerals and assays of metals.

Authors

  • Alastair J. Sinclair

 

Duration 12 Hours
Access 90 Days
Category Environment
Level Specialize
Version Date August 15, 2003

 

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Objectives

Course Content

Practical Ore Microscopy and Mineralography consists of 31 viewing sessions of 30 - 60 minutes each with numerous supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Viewing sessions include four case studies and eight exercises on the practical application of microscopy techniques. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 25 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the principles of mineral identification and classification of ore textures in the contexts of mineral beneficiation and ore genesis.

  • Discuss exsolution, metamorphism and mineral stability in the contexts of mineral identification and classification.

  • Discuss practical concepts pertaining to mineral beneficiation, such as liberation, modal analysis, textural case histories, and reconciliation of mineral proportions and assays.

  • Apply the principles, concepts and techniques of ore microscopy and mineralogy to practical problems of mineral beneficiation and ore genesis.

Recommended Background

  • A degree in geology, metallurgy or related discipline.

  • Familiarity with the principles of both the petrographic and the mineralographic microscope.

Certificate

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

Learning Credits

CEU
2.5
PDH
25.0
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Table of Contents
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Module 1: Introduction to Ore Microscopy
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Knowledge Check - Module 1: Introduction to Ore Microscopy
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Module 2: Mineral Identification and Characterization
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Knowledge Check - Module 2: Mineral Identification and Characterization
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Module 3: Exsolution, Metamorphism and Stabilities
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Knowledge Check - Module 3: Exsolution, Metamorphism and Stabilities
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Module 4: Practical Aspects of Mineralography
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Knowledge Check - Module 4: Practical Aspects of Mineralography
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Module 5: Case Histories
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Knowledge Check - Module 5: Case Histories
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Module 6: Exercises
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Module 7: Exercises (cont.)
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