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1. General information
Course:
GEOPHYSICS AND GEOCHEMISTRY
Code:
19530
Type:
ELECTIVE
ECTS credits:
6
Degree:
384 - MINING AND ENERGY ENGINEERING DEGREE
Academic year:
2020-21
Center:
106 - SCHOOL OF MINING AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Group(s):
52  51 
Year:
4
Duration:
C2
Main language:
Spanish
Second language:
English
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Y
Web site:
Bilingual:
N
Lecturer: PABLO LEON HIGUERAS HIGUERAS - Group(s): 52  51 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
EIMI Almadén
INGENIERÍA GEOLÓGICA Y MINERA
16053
pablo.higueras@uclm.es

Lecturer: LUIS MANSILLA PLAZA - Group(s): 52  51 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
Laboratorio de Ciencias de la Tierra. Primera planta edificio Störr
INGENIERÍA GEOLÓGICA Y MINERA
6002
luis.mansilla@uclm.es

Lecturer: JESUS SANCHEZ VIZCAINO - Group(s): 52  51 
Building/Office
Department
Phone number
Email
Office hours
EDIFICIO POLITECNICO
INGENIERÍA GEOLÓGICA Y MINERA
3289
jesus.svizcaino@uclm.es

2. Pre-Requisites

Previous knowledge of:

Physics and Chemistry
General and Applied Geology
Mineralogy and Petrology.
Mineral deposits.
Mathematics.
Handling of material used in prospecting and mining research work

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The subject of Geophysics and Geochemistry is a subject that complements the knowledge of Mining Research and Mineral Deposits. Specifically, it provides the best knowledge of geophysical and geochemical techniques, used in Mining Prospecting, and also in other fields of Earth Sciences, by improving the understanding of the internal structure of the Earth and the chemical processes that affect it.

 


4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
A11 To understand the multiple legal and technical restrictions which are to be considered in the Mining Engineering field and which are intended, according to what it was established in part 5 of the ministerial order CIN/306/2009 of 09-02-2009, the prospection and mining-geological research, all kind of geological exploitations including ground water, underground works, underground storage, treatment and processing plants , energy plants, metallurgical as well as iron and steel plants, building material plants, carbon and chemical, petrochemical, gas, waste treatment plants and effluents, explosive factories, and capacity to use verified methods and recognized technologies with the aim of getting the highest efficacy having environmental concern and protecting the health and security of workers and users of those facilities.
CB01 Prove that they have acquired and understood knowledge in a subject area that derives from general secondary education and is appropriate to a level based on advanced course books, and includes updated and cutting-edge aspects of their field of knowledge.
CB02 Apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and show that they have the competences to construct and justify arguments and solve problems within their subject area.
CB03 Be able to gather and process relevant information (usually within their subject area) to give opinions, including reflections on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
CB04 Transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions for both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
CB05 Have developed the necessary learning abilities to carry on studying autonomously
CT00 To promote respect and promotion of Human Rights as well as global access principles and design for everybody according to the 10th final order of the Law 51/2003 of December 2nd¿ about equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility for people with disabilities.
CT02 To be acquainted with Information and Communication Technology ICT
CT03 Capacity for written and oral communication skills.
CT04 Capacity to accept ethical and deontological professional responsibility.
E14 Capacity to know, understand and apply the principles of geophysics and geochemistry prospection.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Description
To be able to use bibliography and documentation to wirte reports and practical assignments
To know how to design and organize prospection and mining research campaigns
To acquire the skills to handle equipment and software tools to develop mining research methodologies
To make progress in the knowledge of the main methods of prospection, geophysics and geochemistry, applied to different fields in mining research as well as selection of suitable methods for basic campaign related to this activity.
To be able to express yourself using a minimum vacabulary to communicate in the professional world of mining research
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Geochemistry as a basic science in reservoir exploration
  • Unit 2: Modalities of geochemistry and its basis.
  • Unit 3: Drainage network or strategic geochemistry
  • Unit 4: Tactical or soil geochemistry
  • Unit 5: Other types of geochemistry: atmosphere, water, vegetation.
  • Unit 6: Geochemical analysis. Main techniques
  • Unit 7: Interpretation of geochemical data
  • Unit 8: Geophysical prospecting
  • Unit 9: Applied Gravimetry
  • Unit 10: Applied Seismic
  • Unit 11: Geo-electrical methods. Applications.
  • Unit 12: Geophysical witnessing in the earth sciences
  • Unit 13: Other geophysical methods
  • Unit 14: Seminar on practical application in the field
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, REMARKS

The practical field application seminar will be held with the aim of familiarizing the student with the implementation of a complete geophysical prospecting campaign.
 


7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology

All training activities will be recoverable, in other words, there must be an alternative evaluation test that allows to reassess the acquisition of the same skills in the ordinary, extraordinary and special call for completion. If exceptionally, the evaluation of any of the training activities cannot be recovered, it must be specified in the description and be expressly authorized by the department.

Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com Description
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures A11 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CT00 CT02 CT03 CT04 E14 1.08 27 Y N Participatory masterclass, using audiovisual media, blackboard, videos, etc. Use of the Virtual Campus Moodle Platform as a support for the Teacher-student communication and obtaining information for the preparation of notes, preparation of classes by the student, and issuance of documents.
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Projects based learning A11 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CT00 CT02 CT03 CT04 E14 0.92 23 Y N A maximum of three groups of students are established, who must present and resolve a case study or project, through field and laboratory work, under the direct supervision of the teacher or teachers of the subject. The projects/cases consist in the planning of a geochemistry campaign in the local environment, which involves participating together with the professor or professors in the appropriate approach to the work, its practical development in the field and laboratory, the analysis of the results obtained and the obtaining of conclusions that serve to establish the geochemical characteristics of the investigated area.
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work A11 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CT00 CT02 CT03 CT04 E14 0.4 10 Y N Field material execution of a geophysical prospecting campaign
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Projects based learning A11 CB01 CB02 CB03 CB04 CB05 CT00 CT02 CT03 CT04 E14 3.6 90 Y N Preparation of the internship/project report
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.4 Total class time hours: 60
Total credits of out of class work: 3.6 Total hours of out of class work: 90

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming (It will be essential to overcome both continuous and non-continuous assessment).

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
Evaluation System Continuous assessment Non-continuous evaluation * Description
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 30.00% 0.00% Execution and resolution of problems and special cases
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 70.00% 30.00% The practice reports will be used to evaluate the student's learning.
Final test 0.00% 70.00%
Total: 100.00% 100.00%  
According to art. 6 of the UCLM Student Evaluation Regulations, it must be provided to students who cannot regularly attend face-to-face training activities the passing of the subject, having the right (art. 13.2) to be globally graded, in 2 annual calls per subject , an ordinary and an extraordinary one (evaluating 100% of the competences).

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
  • Continuous assessment:
    For those students who have not submitted their practice reports, a final test will be carried out, consisting of a series of exercises whose subject matter will try to cover most aspects of the subject, establishing the evaluation scales for each question and whose evaluation will be 100%.
  • Non-continuous evaluation:
    Evaluation criteria not defined

Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
For the students of this call, a final test will be carried out, consisting of a series of exercises whose subject matter will try to cover most aspects of the subject, establishing the evaluation scales for each question and whose evaluation will be 100%.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
For the students of this call, a final test will be carried out, consisting of a series of exercises whose subject matter will try to cover most aspects of the subject, establishing the evaluation scales for each question and whose evaluation will be 100%.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Projects based learning] 23
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Projects based learning] 90

Unit 1 (de 14): Geochemistry as a basic science in reservoir exploration
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Unit 2 (de 14): Modalities of geochemistry and its basis.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Unit 3 (de 14): Drainage network or strategic geochemistry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 4 (de 14): Tactical or soil geochemistry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 5 (de 14): Other types of geochemistry: atmosphere, water, vegetation.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 6 (de 14): Geochemical analysis. Main techniques
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 7 (de 14): Interpretation of geochemical data
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 8 (de 14): Geophysical prospecting
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Unit 9 (de 14): Applied Gravimetry
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 2

Unit 10 (de 14): Applied Seismic
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 3

Unit 11 (de 14): Geo-electrical methods. Applications.
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4

Unit 12 (de 14): Geophysical witnessing in the earth sciences
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4

Unit 13 (de 14): Other geophysical methods
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 1

Unit 14 (de 14): Seminar on practical application in the field
Activities Hours
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 10

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
 
Exploration geochemistry, design and interpretation of soil Society of Economic Geologists 0-9613074-2-0 1986 Ficha de la biblioteca
Treatise on geochemistry Elsevier/Pergamon 0-08-043751-6 2004 Ficha de la biblioteca
Modern analytical geochemistry : an introduction to quantit Longman 0-582-09944-7 1997 Ficha de la biblioteca
 
Albaréde, Francis Geochemistry : an introduction University Press 978-0-521-70693-3 2009 Ficha de la biblioteca
Astier, J.L. Geofísica Aplicada a la Hidrogeología 1982  
Cantos Figuerola, J. Tratado de Geofísica Aplicada 1975  
Chapellier, D. Diagraphies appliquées à l¿hidrologie Lavoisier, TEC&DOC 1987  
Deutsch, William J. Groundwater geochemistry : fundamentals and applications to Lewis Publishers 0-87371-308-7 1997 Ficha de la biblioteca
Dobrin Milton, B Introduction to Geophysical Prospecting 1984  
Empresa Schlumberger Interpretación de Perfiles. Fundamentos y Aplicaciones 2008  
Fyfe, W. S. Introducción a la geoquímica Reverté 84-291-7171-1 1981 Ficha de la biblioteca
Heling, D. Sediments and environnmental geochemistry : selected aspect 3-540-51735 1990 Ficha de la biblioteca
López Ruiz, José Geoquímica de los procesos magmáticos Rueda 84-7207-061-1 1990 Ficha de la biblioteca
Nettleton Gravity and Magnetics in oil prospecting 1976  
Orellana, E. Prospección Geoléctrica en Corriente continua (tomo I) y Prospección Geoléctrica en Corriente variable (tomo II) Omega 1982  
Rose, Arthur W. Geochemistry in mineral exploration Academic Press 0-12-596252-5 1990 Ficha de la biblioteca
Teldford y otros. Applied Geophysics 1990  



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