Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Chromite Deposits of Turkey JEL419 7 2 + 0 4


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Mineralogy and Petrography Department
Instructors Assist.Prof. GÜRKAN BACAK
Goals Chromite ore formation, as well as the physical and chemical properties of the formation region to have an idea.
Contents Physical and chemical properties of the mineral chromite, chromite deposits in Turkey distributions, platinum-group element contents of chromites.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Recognition of the physical and chemical chromite ore.
2 To gain insight into the formation of chromite environments.
3 Economic deposits of chromite of Turkey.
4 Have an idea aboutPlatinum-group element contents of chromites

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-to-face
Assessment Methods Midterm and term 8final) examination

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Definition of chromite ore. Not required
2 Physical and chemical characteristics of chromite. Not required
3 Tectonic environment of chromite. Not required
4 The importance of chromite in terms of the platinum group elements. Not required
5 Tectonic environment of podiform chromite. Not required
6 Stratiform chromite type and tectonic environment. Not required
7 Significant chromite deposits in Turkey. Not required
8 Relationships with chromite peridotite. Not required
9 Midterm examination Required
10 Definition of platinum group minerals. Not required
11 Podiform chromite mineral content of the platinum group. Not required
12 Distribution of platinum-group minerals stratiform chromite type. Not required
13 Important chromite formations around the world. Not required
14 Laboratory study for the recognition of macroscopic mineral chromite. Not required

Additional Resources Mineraloji (H. KURT & F. ARIK, ISBN : 978-9944-77-206-8, 2007) Mineraller (B. Şahin, H. Ağrılı, E. Koşun, H. Mengi, MTA yayını ISBN: 978-975-8964-89-5, 2008)

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignments 1 10
In-Term Total 2 40
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the sufficient background on mathematics, science and engineering in his own branch. x
2 Makes use of conceptual and applied knowledge in mathematics, science and in his own area in accordance for engineering solutions. x
3 Determines, defines, formulates and solves problems in engineering; fort his aim selects and applies the appropriate analytical models and modeling techniques. x
4 Analyses a system, system component or process and in order to meet the requirements, designs under realistic conditions; thus applies modern techniques of design. x
5 Selects and uses modern techniques and devices necessary for engineering applications. x
6 Designs and carries out experiments, collects data, analyzes and comments on the findings. x
7 Works effectively and individually on multi disciplinary teams. x
8 Accesses knowledge, and to do this, does research, uses databases and other data sources. x
9 Is aware of the importance of lifelong learning; follows advances in science and technology and updates his knowledge continuously.
10 Uses communication and information technology at least at advanced level of European Computer Driving License. x
11 Communicates effectively both orally and in writing; uses a foreign language at least at B1 level of European Language Portfolio. x
12 Communicates using technical drawing. x
13 Is aware of the universal and social effects of engineering solutions and applications; is aware of entrepreneurship and innovativeness and is knowledgeable about the problems of the current age. x
14 Has the awareness of Professional ethics and responsibility. x
15 Has awareness about Project management, workplace applications, health of workers, environment and work security; and about legal consequences of engineering applications. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignments 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load (h) 120
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4
ECTS Credit of the Course 4