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CHSC 5632 - Mineral ID and Fire Assaying

Chemical Sciences Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

Part 1 covers the formation of minerals from elements and the resulting relationship between physical properties, mineral structure and composition: structural and composite classification of minerals: precipitation of ore gangue minerals from saturated hydrothermal fluids in viens and on sea floor: temperature-dependent crystalization from the cooling magna and lava: learning to identify 25 common ore and gangue minerals. Text used is "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals". Part 2 covers precious metal analysts expertise and aptitude relating to their role in mining and metallurgical industry: sampling and sample preparation procedures: methods of precious metal analysis (silver, gold and platinum-group elements) in a wide variety of materials found in mineral exploration, mining, metallurgical and fabrication industries. Topics include sample preparation, assay reagents and fusion products, furnaces, charge balance and weights, lead button, cupellation, parting, scorification, cyanide leaching, fire assaying.

Prerequisite(s)

CHSC 5631 or equivalent

Credits

3.0

Cost

$967.54

Spring/Summer 2017

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 57167

Mon Aug 14 - Mon Aug 13 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Aug 14 - Aug 13 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$967.54

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. For approval to register into this course, please contact Elaine Woo at 604-432-8393 or email: Elaine_Woo@bcit.ca This is a guided learning, distance education course. Course delivery is through internet, fax, phone, CD, mail and labs. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 59892

Mon Apr 24 - Mon Apr 23 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 24 - Apr 23 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$88.62

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Re-registration section for Assayer Training students who require an extension for CHSC 5632. Eligible students have been pre-approved to register. For more information, contact Gigi Machtaler at 604-432-8237. Please INCLUDE your BCIT Student ID whenever you communicate with Elaine or Gigi. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Related Programs

CHSC 5632 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Assayer Training
    Part-time   

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