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MINERAL AND STONE RESOURCES
RISORSE MINERARIE E LAPIDEE

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Patrizia Santi Appointment by e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Environmental Geology and Land Management (LM-74)
Curriculum: SISTEMA TERRA, RISCHI E RISORSE
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Learning Objectives

Goals: main knowledge of (i) ore geology and industrial minerals; (ii) building stones as a natural resource; (iii) characterization of stone deterioration.

Program

(i) Ore geology and industrial minerals. Classification of ore deposits. The nature and morphology of the principal type of ore deposits. Ore-forming processes: orthomagmatic, pegmatitic, hydrothermal. Sedimentary ore deposits. Superficial and residual environments, supergene enrichments. Ore deposits of metamorphic origin. Non-renewable resources: fossil fuels. Principles of mineral prospecting and exploration.
(ii) Building and decorative stones. Commercial classification of stones. Physical and mechanical properties of rocks. Stones of historical interest. Confusion caused by commercial and historical names: the correct classification and provenance of the most used stones.
(iii) Petroarchaeometry and stone provenance. Weathering and deterioration of stones. Mechanical, chemical and biodeterioration processes.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student have to demonstrate:

- knowledge of the principal metallogenic processes of ore formation and the classification of ore deposits; macroscopic characterization of ornamental stones and commercial parameters; 

- knowledge and understanding of the relationships between geodynamic evolution of the earth and ore deposits formation; relationships between physico-mechanical features of ornamental stones and their use;

- ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity for the identification of the ore deposits and their exploitation possibility; the correct use of ornamental stones;

- the learning skills allowing to continue to study in an independent way.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures and exercises with macroscopic lithic samples.

Course books

Pdf Lectures of the Course available on the Blended-learning platform.


Texts available in the library:
- Evans A.M. "An introduction to economic geology and its environmental impact" Blackwell
- Evans A.M. "Ore geology and industrial minerals: an introduction" Blackwell Scientific Pubblications, Oxford.
- P. Zuffardi "Giacimentologia, Prospezione mineraria, problemi geo-ambientali" 3° Edizione, 2002. Pitagora Editrice, Bologna
- Park C.F., Mac Diarmid R.A. "Giacimenti Minerari" A cura di De Vivo B. e Ippolito F., Edizione Italiana, Liguori Editore.
- Lorenzo Lazzarini, Marisa Laurenzi Tabasso "Il restauro della pietra" CEDAM
- G. Amoroso "Il restauro della pietra nell'architettura monumentale" Dario Flaccovio editore Palermo.

Texts available from the teacher:
- P. Primavori "Pianeta Pietra" Zusi Editore
- F. Calvino "Lezioni di litologia applicata" CEDAM, Padova 1967

Assessment

Oral examination is structured to improve the preparation of the student on the knoweldge of the principal metallogenic processes and their relation with geodynamic evolution of the earth; the knoweldge of  nature, characterization and localization of the principal ore resources. Concerning the stone resources the student will demonstrate their knoweldge about the commercial parameters used for ornamental stones and their principal physico-mechanical features and their correct use. The oral examination is valuated in thirtieths taking into account also the scientific and appropriate languages used.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

Pdf Lectures of the Course available on the Blended-learning platform.


Texts available in the library:
- Evans A.M. "An introduction to economic geology and its environmental impact" Blackwell
- Evans A.M. "Ore geology and industrial minerals: an introduction" Blackwell Scientific Pubblications, Oxford.
- P. Zuffardi "Giacimentologia, Prospezione mineraria, problemi geo-ambientali" 3° Edizione, 2002. Pitagora Editrice, Bologna
- Park C.F., Mac Diarmid R.A. "Giacimenti Minerari" A cura di De Vivo B. e Ippolito F., Edizione Italiana, Liguori Editore.
- Lorenzo Lazzarini, Marisa Laurenzi Tabasso "Il restauro della pietra" CEDAM
- G. Amoroso "Il restauro della pietra nell'architettura monumentale" Dario Flaccovio editore Palermo.

Texts available from the teacher:
- P. Primavori "Pianeta Pietra" Zusi Editore
- F. Calvino "Lezioni di litologia applicata" CEDAM, Padova 1967

Assessment

Oral examination is structured to improve the preparation of the student on the knoweldge of the principal metallogenic processes and their relation with geodynamic evolution of the earth; the knoweldge of  nature, characterization and localization of the principal ore resources. Concerning the stone resources the student will demonstrate their knoweldge about the commercial parameters used for ornamental stones and their principal physico-mechanical features and their correct use. The oral examination is valuated in thirtieths taking into account also the scientific and appropriate languages used.

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