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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

$931.52

Fall 2014

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 40417

Mon Nov 10 - Mon Nov 02 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 10 - Nov 02 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$82.84

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 by Elaine Woo to register. For more information, contact Gigi Machtaler at 604-432-8237, or Gigi_Machtaler@bcit.ca.

CRN 34934

Mon Nov 24 - Mon Nov 16 52 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 24 - Nov 16 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$931.52

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please contact Elaine Woo at 604-432-8393 or email Elaine_Woo@bcit.ca for approval This is a Guided Learning, Distance Education (correspondence) course. Course delivery is through e-mail, fax, phone, CD, regular mail and labs.

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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