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.
CHSC 5631 or equivalent
Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.
Mon Mar 04 - Mon Mar 02 52 Weeks
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Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.
Mon May 06 - Mon May 04 52 Weeks
|May 06 - May 04||Distance|
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