Teaching Process Mineralogy in Australia
Stephen Quinton January 2004 Journal of Geoscience Education vol 52 number 1, p 45-51
This Journal of Geoscience Education article discusses new curriculum materials being developed for use in Australian undergraduate and postgraduate courses in process mineralogy. Funded by the Minerals Council of Australia, the modular format and appropriate use of internet technologies mean the courses can be delivered to external students as well as those on campus. Emphasis is placed on characterization of ore minerals and mill products. Case study materials provide opportunities for students in both courses to study the application of mineralogy to problems in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. The program is designed to help students acquire knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a profession in mineralogy.