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Recommended Prerequisite: GEO 3080.
Ore-forming processes, magma differentiation, hydrothermal systems, sedimentation and metamorphism. Hand-specimen and thin-section examination of fresh and altered host rocks. Microscope study of ore minerals with polished-surface preparations. Identification, textures, structures, associations, and sequence of mineral deposition with problem-solving philosophy. Exploration algorithm, design, and execution of geologic programs and applications of geologic principles in regional minerals search, including geochemical, geophysical, geological, and engineering methods. Field trips in Utah and adjacent states. Two lectures, one lab weekly. Meets with GEO 6451, 7451.