Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Ore Microscopy JEL420 8 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 Students will explain the benefits of ore microscopy, mineral minerallerinini introduce and investigate.
Contents Ore microscopy elements, polished surfaces, the physical properties of ore minerals, ore minerals, the optical properties (color, double reflection, anisotropy, reflectivity, internal reflection), microchemical techniques, textures, ore minerals, mineral determination.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Define the ore minerals under the microscope
2 Make an ore deposit paragenesis and succession
3 Explain the genesis of mineral deposits

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

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Ore microscopy elements. None
2 Cross-section types: simple sections, systematic sections, polished thin sections None
3 Preparation of polished sections. Sample selection and preparation of the samples cuting and polishing. None
4 Optical properties of ore minerals: color, isotropy-anisotropy bireflection properties. None
5 Optical properties of ore minerals: reflectivity, internal reflection properties, gang and other features. None
6 Micro-structural properties of the ore minerals. None
7 Textural properties of the ore minerals. None
8 Tissues according to the type of ore minerals mineral deposits. None
9 Mid-term exam
10 Inspections can Paragenesis and successions. None
11 Ore minerals, textures, mineral determination. None
12 Application-1 None
13 Application-2 None
14 General Review

Textbook Kumbasar, I., 1970, 'Çevher Mikroskobisi'. İTÜ Kütüpanesi, İstanbul. Kumbasar, I., 1974, 'Çevher Mikroskobisi İçin Tayin Tabloları'. İTÜ Kütüpanesi, İstanbul.
Additional Resources Çağatay, A., 1979; maden Mikroskobisi, JMO Yayını No: 2, Ankara.

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 13 2 26
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Assignments 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load (h) 112
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.73
ECTS Credit of the Course 4