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Educating the resource geologist of the future; between observation and imagination

Michel Jebrak and Jean-Marc Montel
Educating the resource geologist of the future; between observation and imagination (in Mineral resources and sustainability, Georges Calas (editor))
Elements (October 2017) 13 (5): 331-336


Training geologists for a career in the mining industry has changed over the years. It has become at the same time more specialized and with a broader approach. The modern resource geologist needs to understand new styles of ore deposits, the impact of energy transition on the types of deposits and to implement mining processes, the increasing number of mining regulations, and the shift toward educating populations in countries that are new to mining. Based on observation and imagination, rooted in fundamental science, the education of a resource geologist has been transformed by the digital revolution and the integration of the principles of sustainable development. Training future resource geologists means changing the role of teachers to better develop the imaginations of their students and to increasing what students know about the social impact of mining.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 13
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Educating the resource geologist of the future; between observation and imagination
Title: Mineral resources and sustainability
Author(s): Jebrak, MichelMontel, Jean-Marc
Author(s): Calas, Georgeseditor
Affiliation: Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Departement des Sciences de la Terre et de l'Atmosphere, Montreal, QC, Canada
Affiliation: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut de Mineralogie, Physique des Materiaux et Cosmochimie, Paris, France
Pages: 331-336
Published: 201710
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 18
Accession Number: 2018-024499
Categories: Economic geology, general, deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Universite de Lorraine, FRA, France
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201806
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