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.
Please contact Elaine Woo at 604-432-8393 or email Elaine_Woo@bcit.ca for approval. Remember to include your BCIT student ID. This is a Guided Learning, Distance Education (correspondence) course. Course delivery is through e-mail, fax, phone, CD, regular mail and labs.
Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
Departmental approval needed
Re-registration section for Assayer Training students who require an extension for CHSC 5632. Eligible students have been pre-approved by Elaine Woo to register. For more information, contact Gigi Machtaler at 604-432-8237, or Gigi_Machtaler@bcit.ca. Must include your BCIT Student ID.
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