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Module

CEG2606 : Geological Resources

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Cooke
  • Lecturer: Dr Shannon Flynn
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to link the importance of geological resources in the modern environment with the
consequences of the exploitation of the resources and the subsequent remediation of the sites.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will explain;
1. Influence of geology on global economy
2. Formation, extraction and the associated environmental impact of coal
3. Formation, extraction, processing and the associated environmental impact of oil and gas
4. Formation, extraction, processing and the associated environmental impact of metallic minerals
5. Formation, extraction, processing and the associated environmental impact of non-metallic minerals.
6. Formation, chemical composition, extraction and the associated environmental impact of groundwater
7. The practical classes will investigate the identification of metallic minerals and hand samples, and the use of geological data charaterise geological resources and problems

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable