Mineral deposits

The course content gives an overview of geological bases of the different metal mineral deposits. There is an emphasis on the recognition of genetic processes of magmatic, pegmatite, pneumatolitic, hydrothermal and contact-metamorphic mineral deposits.
At the Microscopy Lab, students gain insight into microscopic identification of different ores and mineral deposits and their textural and structural characteristics, i.e. fundamental information for beginning economic evaluation of mineral deposits.
Environmental and genetic conditions for the formation of hydrocarbons. Sources of kerogene, their identification and characterisation. Oil and gas migration – source and collecting sedimentary beds.
Types of hydrocarbon traps. Chemical and isotopic composition and oil classification. Chemical composition and classification of gas. Types of oil and gas fields (world, Slovenia and vicinity).
Coal genetic environment, their classification, chemical and isotopic composition. Coal type deposits (world, Slovenia and vicinity).
Non-metal mineral materials – classification.
Minerals: graphite, salts, fluorite, barite, magnesite, chalk, gypsum, apatite, talc, feldspars.
Rocks: quartz materials, limestone, dolomite, marl, claystones and slate, clay, architectural stone.
Quality of the source material for: glass industry, lime kilns, cement industry, concrete producers, bitumen/aggregates producers, isolating and heat resistant materials, abrasives, foundry, civil engineering industry.
Industrial processes.
Product quality control, standards.
Secondary material: electro filter flying ash EFA, iron and different steel slags, building waste, glass waste, silica, gypsum waste. Possible influences of secondary material deposits on the environment.

Geology (UN)





TeacherMatej Dolenec
AssistantAleš Šoster

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