We are pleased to announce the launch of 2 new online courses: Ore Minerals 1 – Native Ores and Sulfides and Ore Minerals 2 – Sulfides and Oxides by Dr. Selina Tribe. These courses replace the original course, Ore Minerals, by the same author.
Ore Minerals 1 covers 11 common metal-bearing and industrial minerals that belong to the native ores and yellow-coloured sulfides. The companion courses, Ore Minerals 2, looks at 16 common sulfide and oxide ore minerals of the black, grey, brown and red varieties that every geologist should be able to recognize in the field.
For each ore mineral, their physical properties, history and uses are examined. Diagnostic properties are given for each species to aid their identification in the field. Extraction methods, global mine production, worldwide reserves and resources are also described, emphasizing the importance of ore minerals to the global economy.