|Language of instruction
4th or 5th year
Upon completion of the course students should be able to: 1) Describe the principles of different areas of Geometallurgy (ore geology, process mineralogy, minerals processing, modeling and simulation) and how they are linked in a geometallurgical concept. 2) Use different research and analytical methods of importance for Geometallurgy and interpret the results. 3) Evaluate, analyze and interpret the geometallurgical data in a quantitative way. 4) Design a geometallurgical sampling, analysis and research campaign. 5) Design a geometallurgical program.
The course will introduce main parts of the Geometallurgy: 1) ore geology, 2) process mineralogy and 3) minerals processing. The focus is in process mineralogy, mineral processing and in assimilating the geometallurgical concept. Exercises, assignments and seminars concentrate on practical aspects of Geometallurgy needed in mining industry.
|Mode of delivery
Face to face
|Learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures and PC classes with assignments 33 h.
geology majors, minor subject students. Prerequisites and co-requisites: Ore geology (772385A), Introduction to Ore mineralogy (772335A).
|Prerequisites and co-requisites
Ore geology (772385A), Ore microscopy (772335A).
|Recommended optional programme components
ü Petruk, W. (2000) Applied Mineralogy in the Mining Industry, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
ü Wills, B. & Napier-Munn, T. (2006) Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, ISBN: 0750644508.
ü Becker et al. (2016) Process Mineralogy, JKMRC Monograph Series in Mining and Mineral Processing: No. 6, ISBN: 978-1-74272-171-2
|Recommended or required reading
Petruk, W. (2000). Applied Mineralogy in the Mining Industry, Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
Will, B. & Napier-Munn, T. (2006) Wills' Mineral Processing Technology, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, ISBN: 0750644508.
The availability of the literature can be checked from this link.
|Assessment methods and criteria
Laboratory classes, Geometallurgical investigations (for the seminar) and the seminars are compulsory. Seminars, the investigation and the opposition are each awarded points based on the attained level. Assignments and reports must be delivered in time or there will be an automatic deduction of points. The total points production determines the grand grade of the course, and it is given on the scale Fail-1-5.
. For grade 1, the student must be able to describe different parts and procedures of Geometallurgy and to conduct a routine geometallurgical analysis.
. For grade 2, the student must be able to collect geometallurgical data and perform an analysis with interpretation.
. For grade 3 the student must be able to evaluate and interpret geometallurgical data provided by different analytical and research techniques and to report the results.
. For grade 4, the student must be able to design geometallurgical campaign, interpret the result and establish a geometallurgical program.
. For grade 5, the student must be able to apply the acquired skills to a new geometallurgical case, interpret, report and present the results and to defend the conclusions.
The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.
|Working life cooperation