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Geological Mapping 2

Course Code: EAES 2810
Faculty: Science & Technology
Credits: 4.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course is about the techniques of collecting and mapping geological information as applied to the characteristics of magmatic, hydrothermal and supergene ore deposits. Field trips will be required for this course.

Course Content

  • Maps and cross-sections applied to exploration and mining, including the selection, display and analysis of a number of types of data.  Many applications will use ArcGIS.
  • Geology of mineral deposits, including:  formation, mineralogy, petrology, ore-concentrating processes, diagenesis and mapping.  The following deposit types will be covered: 
    • Magmatic ore deposits (chromite, base-metal Ni, kimberlites).
    • Hydrothermal ore deposits (porphyry, skarns, epithermal Au, VMS, orogenic Au, SEDEX).
    • Supergene deposits.
  • Mineral and rock identification using hand specimen, stereo (low power) microscope and petrographic microscope.
  • Report writing.

Methods of Instruction

Lecture, lab, occasional field trips.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy.  The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester.  Evaluation will be based on the following:

Assignments and Labs            25 - 40%

Project(s)                              10 - 25%

Term exams and quizzes         25%

Final exam                             25%

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing EAES 2810, a student will be able to:

  • Describe processes that concentrate minerals into deposits.
  • Describe important types of ore deposits (magmatic, hydrothermal and supergene).
  • Identify suites of minerals associated with ore deposits.
  • Prepare and interpret a variety of geological maps for evaluating ore deposits, utilizing ArcGIS and other methods.
  • Prepare geological reports.
  • Collect mapping data from rock outcrops, drill cores and drill information.

course prerequisites

EAES 2400 and EAES 2800


Students must complete the following course either at the same time as OR prior to taking EAES 2810:

EAES 2851


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.