ME589/Geol571 Advanced Topics—Geology and Economics of Strategic and Critical Minerals (3 credits)

Spring 2020

 

Description and schedule (updated 1/27/20) updated 4/13/20

SELENIUM AND TELLURIUM: STATE OF THE MARKETS, THE CRISIS, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Yano, 2013, TRACE ELEMENTS IN PORPHYRY COPPER SYSTEMS AS STRATEGIC MINERALS

M Glover and M Warnken, Cities as Mine Sites of the Future

N Pajunen and K Heiskanen DRIVERS AND BARRIERS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN – THE IMPORTANCE OF UNDERSTANDING THE COMPLEXITY OF RECYCLING IN THE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM

McLemore (1983) carbonatites

Lecture 1. Introduction

Lecture 2. Sampling and field notes

Lecture 3. Geology

Lecture 4. Introduction to commodities

Midterm

Lecture 5. Introduction to REE

Lecture 6. REE

Lecture 7 Slides

Lecture 7 quiz

Lecture 8 Be

Lecture 8 quiz

Lecture 9 Te

Lecture 9 quiz

Lecture 10 Other

Lecture 10 quiz

reading assignments

7Mountain Pass

7Bokan Mountain 1

7Bokan Mountain 2

7Review of REE production, processing, environmental issues

8Barton and Young

8MinEng

8PP1802e

9Spence-Jones

9CrippleCreek

9DeerHorn

9USGS

10 Taylor

10Munk

10 Critical

10 minerals

10 pp1802

10 sir

Lemitar carbonatites

McLemore (1983, 1989, 1990)

 

Tajo granite

McLemore (1983) uranium

Arroyo documents

Report

Map

Drill logs

Updated April 27, 2020