2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOL 27423 Economic Geology

This course investigates the origin and distribution of metallic and industrial minerals in Earth's crust. Major types of ore deposits are discussed, with a focus on exploration, exploitation, and remediation. Where possible, deposits are discussed in the context of local, regional, and global economic and political impacts. Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: GEOL 27220. (F, odd years)