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772692S Hydrothermal ore deposits, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 772692S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Hydrothermal ore deposits  Abbreviation Hydrothermal or 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline3256 Geology and Mineralogy 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

Holger Paulick 

ECTS Credits 

5 cr

Language of instruction 




4th or 5th year 


Learning outcomes 

At the end of the course, students should have knowledge of the formation of the main hydrothermal and magmatic-hydrothermal ore deposit types,  their characteristics and global distribution. Different principles covering evolution of hydrothermal, and magmatic-hydrothermal fluids, importance of different fluid reservoirs, interaction of hydrothermal fluids with host-rocks and the mechanism leading to the precipitation of metals and gangue minerals. Case studies from the representative type deposits will be presented. 


Global distribution and ore formation processes of hydrothermal ore deposits.


Mode of delivery 

Face to face

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures and practicals 30 h




Target group 

Master’s students and PhD students in geology


Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Ore Geology and society or other introductory ore geology course


Recommended optional programme components 

Other courses in the International Master programme

Recommended or required reading 

Piranjo, F. 2009. Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systems

Robb, 2005. Introduction to ore-forming processes

Deposit related research/review papers (e.g. Hedenquist JW et al., 2005. Economic Geoogy 100th Anniversary volume, Society of Economic Geologists, 1136 p.)


Assessment methods and criteria 






Person responsible 

Jukka-Pekka Ranta

Working life cooperation 



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