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493301A Mining geophysics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 493301A  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Mining geophysics  Abbreviation Mining geophysi 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4391 Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Oulu Mining School 

Elena Kozlovskaya 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS /133 hours of work

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In first period

Learning outcomes 

The students got familiar with geophysical methods and instrumentation used to solve practical problems arising at al
stages of mine life circle.


The course is intended for geophysicists, geologist and mining and rock mechanics engineers working at mines. The basic techniques of applied geophysics are introduced and explained with application to problems of exploration, development, planning, operation, closure and reclamation of open and underground mines. For each method, principles, instrumentation, field procedures, interpretation and case histories are discussed. The students get familiar with the geophysical instrumentation used in specific mining environment. A part of the course is introduction to mining seismology and the modern methods and techniques used to monitor and study seismicity and rock bursts in underground mines.

Target group 

geophysics, geology, mining engineering students

Assessment methods and criteria 

continuous assessment (home work), final exam


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Elena Kozlovskaya

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