Exploration geochemistry is the method by which a mineral deposit can be delineated by the primary envelope of chemical element/ isotopes enrichment around the mineralised zone and/or a secondary dispersal pattern of chemical elements/ isotopes, developed by weathering and erosion of the deposit. 

This Honours course deals with various exploration techniques used to explore for, and discover an economic ore deposit. It looks at the role of the geologist in an exploration program and enables the student to be able to start assessing the various types of geological data available to evaluate the viability of a mineralised area. The student will gain an understanding of mineral economics and the forces behind mineral exploration. Finally, the student will have an understanding of ore reserve calculations.

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