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Mineral ID and Fire Assaying CHSC 5632

Chemical Sciences Course

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)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$1,082.04

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of CHSC 5632 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 73988

Duration

Mon Mar 27 - Mon Mar 25 (52 weeks)

  • 52 weeks
  • CRN 73988
  • $1082.04
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 27 - Mar 25 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

TBD

Cost

$1082.04

Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. For inquiries regarding this course, please contact Elaine Woo at 604-432-8393 or email Elaine_Woo@bcit.ca. 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. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current in your myBCIT account.
Status

Related Programs

Mineral ID and Fire Assaying (CHSC 5632) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Assayer Training
    Statement of Completion Part-time

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