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Short Course: Hydrothermal Ore Deposits

October 21, 2017 - October 28, 2017

The University of Ottawa Joint Modular Courses in Hydrothermal Ore Deposits are intensive 8-day short courses on the geology and genesis of ore deposits. This year’s course will focus on hydrothermal ore deposits at a range of crustal levels – from deep orogenic systems to the surficial environment.

Online payment and registration is available at https://science.uottawa.ca/earth/short_course.

Leading experts will introduce the basic principles that govern the evolution of ore-forming fluids, the importance of different ore-fluid reservoirs, the interaction of hydrothermal fluids with different rock types, and the causes of mineral precipitation. Case studies will be presented for some of the world’s most important ore deposit types in both continental and submarine settings, with an emphasis on where ore fluids originate, how and where they derive their metals, and where they end up ‒ all fundamental pieces of the mineral systems puzzle. The material will be suitable for graduate students with advanced 3rd and 4th-year training in ore deposits and for professionals in industry.

The course will be presented as four 2-day modules that focus on the following topics:

  • Practical guides to the ore elements, minerals, and fluids
  • Orogenic gold and porphyry-related systems
  • Epithermal systems and iron oxide-copper-gold deposits
  • Volcanogenic massive sulfides and ore deposits in surficial environments
  • Applications to exploration

The course is open to graduate students from any university as well as professionals in industry. Graduate students may be eligible for credit toward their degree programs. Industry participants may receive credit toward professional training requirements.


October 21, 2017
October 28, 2017


University of Ottawa
Faculty of Social Sciences Building; 120 University; Room 15025
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Canada
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