ECONOMIC GEOLOGY MASTERS WS 2013/2014
Modul economic geology of elemental raw material
(Lecture room K1)
Ore deposits practical
You are an exploration geologist who has brought back from the field (the outback of Australia) an ore deposit sample that you took from a hydrothermal deposit exposed in an outcrop. Your Boss wants to know whether the ore deposit is worth exploiting or not, and if so, for which metals.
Are there any potential health issues that may arise during mining of the deposit?
In addition, you are given a budget of max. 500 Euros to spend on obtaining important analyses of the sample at http://www.actlabs.com/files/Euro_2013_Reduced.pdf. Make a list of which analyses that are most useful by filling out the form at the end of the price list, and state precisely how much the analyses will cost. Justify to your boss why these analyses are really necessary.
Analytical result for the scanning electron microscope study of the sample
Backscattered electron diffraction image
Bi As Ca
Co Cr Al
F N i O
Quantification of elemental % (without O)
Spectrum for complete area