Earth structure, origin of magma, elements of global tectonics. Geology of Dinarides. Deposits related to liquid magma processes, crystallisation differentiates, liquid segregates. Chromite, Ni-Co sulphides (platinum), carbonatite, komatiite, diamond, nefelinite, titanomagnetite, apatite, late-magmatic (Kiruna type), 5. Postmagmatic, pegmatites. Pneumatolites, (skarns, greisens). Massive sulphides (Cypruss type). Hydrothermal deposits (kata-, meso-epi), Cu-porphyries, (cementation zone). High-sulphidation, Low-sulphidation, (Bor, Majdanpek, Trepča). With loose connection to magmatism (Ljubija siderite deposit), SEDEX (Fe-Vareš, Hg-Idrija, Mn-Čevljanovići), Kuroko, Mississippi valley Pb-Zn (Mežica, Bleiberg, Olovo). Sedimentary deposit, Sabkha related, (Cu-schists, Ba-Lokve), resistates (Au, Pt, diamonds, cassiterite). Precipitates (U-Žirovski Vrh, Colorado plateau type), hidrolysates (bauxites, laterites, Ni-laterites). Metamorphogenic and metamorphose deposits (Au-mesothermal). Metallogeny and plate tectonics (Wilson Alpine cycle) in general, in Dinarides.
Basic knowledge strongly depends on the middle
school experience (high school in USA). In average bellow some colloquially accepted standards.
General knowledge on materials, evolution of the Earth as a planet and the life on it, is raised
in the course of the study program.
The basic understanding of principles are succesfully acquired. Terminology, nomenclature and use of bibliography are gradually improved to the level satisfactory for undergraduate study.
One of the aims oft he course is to emphasize
interdisciplinary connections , necessary for understanding of compex ore forming processes,
and contemporary problems in the environmental protection.
Global tectonics in explanation of metallogenic principles is widely in use.
- Evans, A.M.: Ore geology and industrial minerals, Blackwell, London, 1990, 389.
- Sawkins, F.J.: Metal deposits in relation to plate tectonics. Springer Verlag, 1990, 460