Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Ophiolitic Ore Deposits JEL417 7 2 + 0 4


Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Area Elective
Coordinator Mineralogy and Petrography Department
Instructors Assist.Prof. GÜRKAN BACAK
Goals Ophiolite concept and the introduction of ophiolites on the metallic and industrial ore and raw materials, the formation conditions, environments, and identifying areas of use.
Contents Ophiolites in Turkey and the world examples, and the formation of the ophiolites settlement forms, depending on the ophiolitic metallic mineralization (chromite, platinum group elements and minerller, massive sulfides, orders, magnetite, manganese, etc.)., And industrial raw materials (aspest, magnesite, serpentine, olivine, etc.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 (Waiting for translation) Ofiyolit kavramı ve türleri hakkında bilgi sahibidir.
2 (Waiting for translation) Ofiyolitik cevherleşmelerin jeokimyasal özellikleri ve tektonik dağılımlarını yorumlayabilir.
3 (Waiting for translation) Ofiyolitlere bağlı maden yatakları ve çevre kayaçların dağılımları ve tektonik konumlarını bilir.

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

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Concept and definition of the ophiolite Not required
2 Tectonical distributions of the ophiolites Not required
3 SSZ ophiolites in Turkey and world examples Not required
4 MOR ophiolites and examples from around the world Not required
5 HOT and LOT-type ophiolites Not required
6 Ophiolitic rocks, hydrothermal alteration and spilitlzation Not required
7 serpentinization Not required
8 Metallic mineralization in ophiolites Not required
9 Podiform and stratiform chromite Not required
10 Midterm examination Not required
11 Ni-Co-Fe-Cu mineralization ophiolitic rocks Not required
12 Ophiolites formation of industrial raw materials Not required
13 Interpretation of the tectonic formation of magnesite Not required
14 Ofiyolitlerede exploration and evaluation of the industrial raw materials, examples from Turkey Not required

Textbook Metalik Maden yatakları, Bilim Ofset (A. GÜMÜŞ, 1989), Maden Yatakları,İTÜ matbaası (S.KIRIKOĞLU), 1992)
Additional Resources

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. 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 5 70
Assignments 1 7 7
Mid-terms 1 7 7
Final examination 1 7 7
Total Work Load (h) 117
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 3.9
ECTS Credit of the Course 4