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772695S Magmatic ore deposits, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 772695S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Magmatic ore deposits  Abbreviation Magmatic ore de 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3256 Geology and Mineralogy 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

Shenghong Yang 

ECTS Credits 

5 credits

Language of instruction 



4th or 5th year

Learning outcomes 

After completion of the course students should have knowledge of the occurrence of the most important magmatic ore deposits, including PGE- Ni-Cu, Cr, V-Ti, apatite, and diamond deposits. Students are familiar with the geology, and can comprehend the petrogenesis, of the main Finnish and global magmatic mineral deposits, including the deposits at Kemi (Cr), Portimo and Penikat (PGE), and Kevitsa (Ni-Cu-PGE), Mustavaara (Fe-Ti-V) and Otanmäki (Fe-Ti-V) as well as global deposits including the Bushveld (PGE, Cr, V), Pechenga (Ni), Monchegorsk (PGE), Noril’sk (Ni-Cu-PGE), Sudbury (Ni-Cu-PGE), Kambalda (Ni), Jinchuan (Ni-Cu-PGE) and Panzhihua (Fe-Ti-V). Students will thus have gained an improved capability to contribute to exploration for magmatic ore deposits in Finland.


Global distribution, geology and petrogenesis of magmatic ore deposits.

Mode of delivery 

Face to face

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 30 h, hand-specimen examination, microscopy sessions, exploration modelling.

Target group 

Masters students and PhD students in geology.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Igneous Petrology (772341A).

Recommended optional programme components 

Other courses in the International Master’s course.

Recommended or required reading 

Li C and Ripley EM (2011) Magmatic Ni-Cu and PGE deposits: geology, geochemistry, and genesis. Reviews in Economic Geology, vol. 17, Society of Economic Geologists; Hedenquist JW et al. (2005) Economic Geology 100 th Anniversary volume, Society of Economic Geologists, 1136 p.

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Person responsible 

Sheng-Hong Yang

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Magmatic Ore Deposits  Course  Shenghong Yang  21.09.20 -21.10.20

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