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Magmas, Ores and Geochemistry - GEOS343

This unit explores the behaviour and evolution of silicate magmas and aqueous fluids in both the crust and mantle. We use examples of mafic/ultramafic and intermediate-silicic magmatic rock associations, and their associated fluids and ore deposits to investigate the geochemistry and petrology of magmatic systems. Such associations are investigated from a deposit to mantle domain scale. Physical attributes of magma-fluid systems and isotopes are considered as exploration and petrogenetic tools. Important ore deposits in sedimentary basins are also considered. Practical work involves integrating geochemical databases with microscopic investigation of key magmatic suites.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Bruce Schaefer, Professor Simon Turner

GEOS207 and GEOS272 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): GEOS314
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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