CEG2606 : Geological Resources
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Cooke
- Lecturer: Dr Shannon Flynn
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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 and non-metallic minerals and hand samples, and the use of geological maps to identify and charaterise geological resources and problems
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Report on reserve estimation practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:15||1:15||Unseen written exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||Revision for exam including work from practicals and lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||2:00||10:00||Mapping and mineral identification practicals|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||5:00||5:00||Coxhoe Quarry. Site visit.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||8:00||8:00||Nenthead Lead Mine. Site visit|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||8:00||8:00||Blagdon Open Cast Coal Mine. Site visit.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||21:45||21:45||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures are used to provide factual information and a guide to the syllabus and reading. This is reinforced by the use of case studies and problem solving in practical classes. Practical classes are the primary opportunity to practise skills needed for the use of understanding mineral deposits and the identification of metallic and non-metallic minerals as hand samples, and the use to geological maps to interpret landscape and geological history reinforcing material delivered in lectures through direct personal observation, and developing 3-dimensional thought. The field trip is used to practically demonstrate the history, operation and impact of mineral mining on the environment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||75||1||A||50||Unseen written exam|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||25||Reserve estimation practical (8 pages)|
|Essay||1||M||25||Approx 1000 word essay on mining field location|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Reserve estimation practical tests the student's mapping, calculation and data interpretation skills.
Course work essay tests the ability to use information from different sources, including maps and the web, and to apply this knowledge to gain a wider understanding of the impact of mineral mining on both a local and global scale both environmentally and economically. The examination tests knowledge and understanding of core material.