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  1. The Official Arts and Science Calendar. This is the authoritative source, telling you what courses are offered, and what prerequisites they require. However, this document won’t tell you whether a given course is actually being offered.
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STUDENT WORK:  ESS492_ExtendedAbstracts_2019

Special Topics Courses Offered in 2018/19:

ESS381F: Special Topics in Earth Science – In-Situ Geotechnologies for Envrionmental Application

In-situ geotechnologies for environmental applications showcases the use of different geophysical, geochemical, geotechnical and hydrogeological methods for environmental site characterization, monitoring and remediation. The methods discussed are also applicable for characterizing mine tails, managing dewatering and other water resources challenges during mining, tunneling as well as other large scale engineering projects. Examples will include direct push and direct sensing based methods such as electrical conductivity logging, borehole seismic tomography, membrane interphase probing, laser and X-ray induced fluorescence, membrane interphase probing, cone penetration testing, hydraulic testing, multi-level soil, water and soil gas sampling and others. The course will cover a review of the theory, data acquisition and processing and Field/Project based applications (with examples).


ESS481S: Advanced Topics in Earth Science – Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation

Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation is an advanced level course that focuses on the various stages of a mineral resource/reserve estimation.  This course will cover all steps from assembling the data to reporting according to industry guidelines.  Major course topics include: Statistical analysis of sampling data; Geologic interpretation and comprehensive 3D deposit modelling; Mineral resource estimation approaches and methods; Mineral reserve estimation, classification of resources and reserves; Reporting using regulatory standards and industry guidelines for professional practice.

The course will be useful for students who are planning to develop their career as exploration, resource or mining geologists and are interested in gaining an understanding of mining industry best practices.



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