Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Metalical Ore Deposits JEL421 7 2 + 0 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. İBRAHİM BUZKAN
Instructors Assist.Prof. İBRAHİM BUZKAN
Goals Explain the necessary information about ore deposits.
Contents With the potential to mine metals, their formation environments, properties, applications, metallic mineral deposits in Turkey.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Define metallic ore and ore deposits.
2 Explain importance of metallic ore minerals.
3 Explain the history of metallic ore mining in Turkey.
4 Define the mineralogical, geochemical and geochronological techniques used for studying ore deposits.
5 Explain the formation of ore deposits due to internal and external processes.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face-to-Face
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, final exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The importance of geology in earth sciences, sub-units of geology, the definition and historical development of metallic minerals. Classification of ore deposits according to their formation and industrial application None
2 Definitions of important terms used in ore geology (mining, mineral deposits, grade of ore, resources, syngeneic and epigenetic ores etc.) None
3 Mineralogical, geochemical and geochronological techniques used for studying ore deposits (geothermometry and jeobarometre, fluid inclusions, isotope geochemistry) None
4 Classification of ore deposits according to their genesis, formation of ore deposits according to internal and surface processes. None
5 Ore deposits formed in internal (endogen) processes, magmatic deposits (separation of ore minerals by fractional crystallization during magmatic differentiation), pegmatite deposits , hydrothermal deposits None
6 Ore deposits formed in external surface (exogene) processes: placer deposits, chemical-sedimentary deposits, residual and lateritic deposits , volcanic exhalative deposits None
7 The relationship of plate tectonics and ore deposits. Ore deposits at divergent and convergent plate margins, ore deposits in cratonic rift system and cratonic basen None
8 Ore deposits of gold, aluminum, antimony, mercury and their examples in our country and in the world. None
9 Mid-term exam
10 Copper, lead, tin, molybdän and zinc deposits, and examples of these formations in our country and the world None
11 Genesis of iron, chromium, vanadium, nickel, tungsten and titanium ore deposits, and examples of these formation in our country and in the world None
12 The ore deposits of the other metals. Mining and the environment, None
13 Laboratory practice: description and recognition of ore minerals None
14 Land work None

Textbook Petrascheck, W.E. Lagerstaettenlehre Eine Einführung in die Wissenschaft von den mineralischen Bodenschaetzen 4. Auflage von W. POHL, Braunschweig, E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagbuchhandlund, Stuttgart,1992.
Additional Resources Anthony M. Evans, Erzlagerstaettenkunde, Ferndinand Enke Verlag, Stuttgart, 1992.

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 40
In-Term Total 1 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. x
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) 5 5 25
Assignments 3 10 30
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load (h) 113
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.77
ECTS Credit of the Course 4