Thomas Driesner: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2016

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Thomas Driesner
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW F 72
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 68 03
Fax+41 44 632 18 27
BeziehungTitularprofessor und Privatdozent

651-3400-AALFundamentals of Geochemistry
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle anderen Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
6 KP21RT. Driesner, O. Bachmann
KurzbeschreibungSelf-study course, the contents of which will be defined by consultation with the study advisor.
LernzielClose knowledge gaps in geochemistry to fulfill the respective requirements for the earth science MSc programme.
651-3880-00LField Trip Namibia Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Maximum 24 places, selection will be on the basis of a two paragraph justification that must be submitted before February 26, 2016 to The reports will be assessed rapidly and candidates will be notified shortly after the assessment.

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3 KP6PT. Driesner, N. Mancktelow
651-4024-00LOre Deposits II3 KP2GC. A. Heinrich, T. Driesner
KurzbeschreibungMagmatic-hydrothermal ore formation from plate-tectonic scale to fluid inclusions, with a focus on porphyry-Cu-Au deposits, epithermal precious-metal deposits and granite-related Sn-W deposits
LernzielRecognise and interpret ore-forming processes in hand samples. Understand the string of processes that contribute to metal enrichment mainly along active plate margins, from lithosphere dynamics through magma evolution, fluid separation, subsolidus fluid evolution, and alteration and mineral precipitation by interaction of magmatic fluids with country rocks and the hydrosphere. Understand connection to active volcanism and geothermal processes. Insight into modern research approaches including firld mapping, analytical techniques and modelling in preparation for MSc projects.
InhaltDetailed program of contents will be updated yearly and will be made available in the first class and by email distribution to those who subscribe to the course
SkriptShort notes are distributed in class
LiteraturExtensive reference list distributed with course notes
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBuilds on BSc course "Rohstoffe der Erde" and MSc course "Ore Deposits I", as essential introductions to the principles of hydrothermal ore formation in sedimentary basins and to orthomagmatic metal enrichment in layered intrusions. Reflected Light Microscopy and Ore Deposit Practical, coordinated with Ore Deposits I, is recommended but not essential. BSc students intending to study the module Mineral Resources and Technical Mineralogy in their MSc program should take both courses "Ore Deposits I and II" during their MSc studies, not as elective credits during the BSc.
651-4036-00LField Excursion Module Mineral Resources Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Only for Earth Sciences MSc.

Number of participants limited to 20.
3 KP6PA. Quadt Wykradt-Hüchtenbruck, T. Driesner, C. A. Heinrich
KurzbeschreibungExcursion to areas of active and past mining activity and practical industry courses. Mapping relations between regional/local geology and ore deposit formation in the field and in active mines. Insight into the work of mine and exploration geologists, including geophysical measurements, geochemical data handling, economic evaluation, etc.
LernzielUnderstand the regional and local geology as a framework for ore deposit formation. Discuss actual ore deposits and their position within this framework during mine visits. Study similarities and differences between processes leading to the formation of different ore deposit types. Obtain insight into challenges linking economic geology and mining with social and environmental constraints.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCourse plans changing through the years. Subscribe through MyStudies once; depending on the rolling 2-year program, it is possible to obtain credits by combination of several excursions and courses.
651-4082-00LFluids and Mineral Deposits2 KP1SC. A. Heinrich, T. Driesner, A. Quadt Wykradt-Hüchtenbruck, J. P. Weis
KurzbeschreibungPresentations and literature discussions on current reserch topics in fluid processes and mineral deposit research.
LernzielProvide a deeper understanding in the selected research fields on hydrothermal processes and ore deposit formation. This is achieved by literature work as well as discussions of current BSc, MSc and PhD projects, including the MSc Thesis Defense
InhaltTopics of hydrothermal geochemistry, fluid flow and ore formation