Ore-forming processes

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)

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This course focuses on the scientific methods and approaches used in investigations of ores and ore-forming processes. The students themselves design, carry out, analyze and present scientific studies on ore deposits, in order to gain understanding of mineralizing processes. The course is preparatory for further research studies or for project management in mineral exploration.


This course is offered every other year as part of the master's programme in Earth Sciences and may be taken as an elective course.  

Prerequisites and selection


165 credits completed courses in earth science, including GVG430 (Economical geology) 7,5 credits or equivalent education.