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JEO 624 - Ore Microscopy

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to teach students the use of ore microscopy: fundamental techniques and optical properties, identification of principle ore minerals (sulfides, oxides, carbonates, silicates and natives), recognizing principle ore textures and their occurrence in association with major types of ore deposits and use of ore microscopy in resolving genetic problems of ore deposits.

Course Description

The ore microscope: historical perspective, components and accessories of ore microscope; Reflected light optics; Preparation of samples for ore microscopy: purpose-oriented principle techniques; Ore mineral identification: qualitative methods (optical, hardness, morphological,paragenesis, etc.); Ore mineral textures (primary, secondary and special textures); Determination of paragenetic sequence and data presentation; Ore mineral assemblages; Examples from Turkey.

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Emin Çiftçi
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