Model mineral deposits


Geologically model mineral deposits in order to determine their location, their aspect and their economic potential.

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Model mineral deposits is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Exploration geologist: Exploration geologists examine and prospect for mineral deposits. They identify, define and obtain legal title to an economically viable mineral deposit.  They are responsible for design, management and execution of the exploration programme.

Optional skill

Model mineral deposits is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Mineralogist: Mineralogists study the composition, structure and other physical aspects of the earth. They analyse various minerals and use scientific equipment to determine their structure and properties. Their work mostly focuses on the classification and identification of minerals by taking samples and performing further tests, analysis and examinations.
Gemmologist: Gemmologists value precious stones by analysing their characteristics, cut, and provenience either for trading or for further polishing efforts. They asses stones and gems to give them a market value.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022