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Mineral Resources: Geology, Exploration, Economics and Environment

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur via NPTEL

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This course may be looked as a first level course on Mineral Resources of the Earth that has the following broad components:

Conceptualization of ore formation as intimately linked to fundamental earth processes operating at different scales; parallelism between evolution of the crust and different deposit types through geologic ages; fundamental processes (magmatism, sedimentation, weathering/erosion, fluid activities) and morphology of resultant deposits

Use of basic knowledge of ore geology in mineral exploration, case studies of discovery of some world class deposits; appraisal of mineral resources.

Economics of exploitation of mineral resources – international trade, price and policies

Environmental impact of resource exploitation

Taught by

M. K. Panigrahi

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