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The Role of the Geologist in Exploration and Mining is a path for exploration and mining geologists. It offers the geologist, engineer and student with a comprehensive dialogue of the duties of the geologist in an exploration program, a prospect evaluation, and a producing mine. This path is the last in a suite of 5 Exploration and Mining Geology courses.

Polymetallic Vein Deposits

Polymetallic vein deposits are a type of mineral deposit characterized by the presence of multiple metals occurring in veins within host rocks. These deposits...

Lateritic Deposits

Lateritic deposits are a type of weathering product that forms in tropical and subtropical regions through the process of laterization. Laterization involves the leaching...

Brine deposits

Brine deposits refer to naturally occurring concentrations of saltwater, commonly known as brine, that accumulate in specific geological formations or reservoirs. These deposits are...

Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs)

Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs) are geological formations that result from the replacement of pre-existing carbonate rocks by ore minerals, often metals such as lead,...

Mississippi Valley-Type (MVT) Deposits

Mississippi Valley-Type (MVT) deposits are a specific type of mineral deposit characterized by the occurrence of lead and zinc ores. These deposits are named...

Sedimentary Exhalative (SEDEX) Deposit

SEDEX, which stands for Sedimentary Exhalative, refers to a type of mineral deposit that is formed by the precipitation of ore minerals from hydrothermal...

Banded Iron Formations (BIFs)

Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) are distinctive units of sedimentary rocks composed of alternating layers of iron-rich minerals, mainly hematite and magnetite, and silica-rich minerals...

Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide (VMS) Deposits

Volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits are a type of mineral deposit that forms on or below the seafloor as a result of volcanic and...

Skarn deposits

Skarn deposits are a type of ore deposit formed by metasomatic replacement in carbonate rocks, typically limestone or dolomite. They are characterized by their...

Vein deposits

Vein deposits are a type of mineral deposit that consist of a localized zone of fracture-filling minerals. They typically form within fractures or fissures...

Metamorphic deposits

Metamorphic deposits are a type of mineral deposit that forms as a result of metamorphism, which is the process by which rocks are altered...

Sedimentary deposits

Sedimentary deposits are mineral deposits that are formed through the accumulation of sediments on or near the Earth's surface. These deposits can contain a...