[MSA-talk] resources for Economic Geology

Riia Chmielowski riia.chmielowski at ltu.se
Tue Dec 19 02:43:37 EST 2017

Hi Mona,

I am surprised to learn that courses in economic geology are rare, since our university geology department specializes in ore deposits and we don't really have much in the way of the general geology courses that I took as an undergrad, but we have plenty in the way of ore deposits.  Are you aware of the The Mineral Deposits Studies Group listserver <GEO-MINERALISATION at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>? That might be a good place to repeat this question.  



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Subject: [MSA-talk] resources for Economic Geology

Hello all,

I have the rare opportunity to teach an economic geology course (10 students signed up for next semester), including a weekly three-hour lab. I am aware that this type of course has become quite rare, but I didn’t realize how scarce the teaching resources can be.

Are you aware of any polished ore-mineral samples (common sulfides, sulfosalts, oxides, etc.) for study in reflected light, that are in surplus or no longer needed at your institution? Any set of reasonably-documented ore samples that you would be willing to donate (or lend until May)?  Please shoot me an email so we can coordinate the shipping.

Or do you know anyone selling ore collections of hand samples + polished sections?  Any help would be appreciated,

Thank you so much!


Mona Sirbescu
Professor of Geology
314 Brooks Hall,
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
sirbe1mc at cmich.edu<mailto:sirbe1mc at cmich.edu>
Office: 989-774-4497

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