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Mineralogy for Metallurgists (ENG565)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit draws upon principles of structural and chemical crystallography, and phase chemistry to develop a systematic study of minerals and materials as an introduction to process mineralogy. The mineralogy of the principal ores is illustrated and discussed. Practical work provides opportunities to develop skills in the techniques of mineral identification and analysis, information access and communication. Mineralogy plays an increasingly important role in extractive metallurgy as the ores mined today become more complex and of lower grade than in the past.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is designed to provide a physicochemical framework on which to develop your understanding of ore minerals and the techniques used in their characterisation as the basis for improving mineral processing efficiency and metal recovery. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical framework of crystallography, crystal and mineral chemistry that underpins the study of minerals, metals and ceramics by describing and classifying crystal forms and symmetry, and by explaining chemical and structural variation in common metals, oxide and sulfide minerals of the main ore deposit types, especially those aspects that impact upon mineral processing. Students will learn to apply relevant techniques to source and apply information on the physical properties, chemical composition and structures, and demonstrate in assignments and other work these skills, as well as skills in communication, information access and analysis, and independent learning. On average this unit should take about 10 hours of study time per week.
Assessment Students will be required to submit four 'open book' Assignments during the study period worth 50% of the total marks of the unit that will contribute to your final grade. You will be asked to sign declarations, which state that you did not receive assistance from any other person during your work on answering the Assignment and Test questions. The teaching team will aim to provide you with quality feedback within two weeks of receiving your submission. 50% of the total marks will be the final exam (closed book).
Prerequisites Enrolment in G1034 Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy.
Exclusions Students who have completed EXM556/EXM256/CHE256 Process Mineralogy or ENG205 Applied Mineralogy are not eligible to enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: EXM556
2013: 'Process Mineralogy'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy (GradDipExtMet)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Hans Oskierski
Lecturer Carbon Storage and Utilisation

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6609
e: H.Oskierski@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.041 - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Artur Deditius
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2525
e: A.Deditius@murdoch.edu.au
o: 245.3.041B - Science and Computing, Murdoch Campus
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