Computational Petrology Applied to Mineral Deposits

Lecturers: Wolfgang Bach

Contact: Wolfgang Bach

Content:

Review of phase equilibrium thermodynamics in fluid-rock systems. Computation of equilibrium constants as a function of pressure and temperature.
Reaction path modeling of fluid-rock interactions to assess metal speciation and solubilities. Working examples: mineral deposit formation, processes in sources and traps of ore.



Skills:

Theory of heterogenous system and open system thermodynamics. Computational skills in using the SUPCRT92 and EQ3/6 as well as the Theriak-Domino codes. Process-based understanding of how hydrothermal and metasomatic mineral deposits form.

Assessment:

Solving problem sets


Exam:

assignment

Literature:

Greg Anderson, Thermodynamics of Natural Systems. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press (2005)


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