GEOS 405 Fall 2012 Economic Geoscience

Cross Listed as ENVS405
Many of the materials in our daily lives--plastics, hydrocarbon fuels, building materials, sheet metals, electrical components, etc.-- are won from the earth by finding and mining economic mineral resources. We will study how these deposits form and how they can be found. In this course we will integrate across several areas of the geosciences as we investigate the relationships between Earth history, plate tectonics, geochemistry, and the production of minable deposits. We will also consider the environmental aspects of mineral exploitation and the production and fate of pollutants.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on one hour exam, a final exam, lab work, and seminar contributions
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Prerequisites: two 200-level and one 300-level GEOS courses or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: GEOS and ENVS seniors, then GEOS and ENVS junior majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division III
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Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 11
Class Number: 1886
GEOS405-01(F) LEC Economic Geoscience Division 3: Science and Mathematics Ronadh Cox
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Clark Hall 204 1886
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