EOSC 525 · Magmatic Ore Deposits

Learning Goals

By the end the course, students should be able to:

1. Identify the appropriate crustal environment (age, composition, tectonics) and magma chemistry required for the formation of magmatic ore deposits.

2. Use petrologic and geochemical data to assess the origin of textures of mineralized (sulphide or oxide) samples and the significance of variations in metal concentrations, solubility, and saturation mechanisms in mafic-ultramafic magmas.

3. Evaluate the dynamics of magma emplacement in the crust and relationship to ore-forming systems.

EOSC 523 · Isotope Geology

Learning Goals

  • Determine the absolute ages of rocks and minerals.
  • Use geochemical analyses and principles to decipher the processes of formation of rocks and minerals, earth materials, the environment and Planet Earth.
  • Explain how radiogenic isotopic systematics can be used to fingerprint reservoir compositions, source of contaminants in the environment.
  • Assess the accuracy and precision of geochemical analyses and datasets.-


Dominique Weis

EOSC 522 · Methods and Modeling in Petrology and Geochemistry

Learning Goals

Methods & Models provides an introduction to the basic calculational tools and concepts used in research related to the mineralogical sciences, petrology, geochemistry and ore deposits. The course introduces problem-solving philosophies and computational strategies using MATLAB. However, the main focus is on applying these methods to quantitatively test ideas about rock-forming processes based on geochemical and petrological datasets.

For example, the course introduces: