School Of Science And Health

Introductory GeochemistryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300809.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300613 - Introductory Geochemistry: Earth, Resources and Environments

300822 Introduction to Earth Science

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students are required to wear enclosed footwear, safety goggles and lab coat.

About this Unit
The exploration for resources requires knowledge of rocks and minerals as chemical systems. This unit investigates the chemical aspects of ore genesis, minerals and phase equilibria, and biogeochemistry of the elements. The chemical principles for the formation of Earth are detailed and applied to real-world examples. Field and laboratory work will include the acquisition, presentation, and use of geochemical data. A three day field trip to Burraga will be undertaken during the mid-session break.

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