Pet­ro­logy and Eco­nomic Geo­logy

In Petrology and Economic Geology you will study solid rock, mineral material and associated fluid systems, with targets ranging from the microscopic (and submicroscopic) scale to continents. The focus is on study of magmatic systems (volcanic and plutonic); the composition, lithology and structure of bedrock; evolution of continental crust and mantle; and the origin and assessment of economically important commodities in rock systems.

Previous studies required for this study track: BSc in geosciences or relevant, with minor studies of broad selection (including mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistics, computing).

  1. Common courses 50 cp: Conducting scientific research, 10 cp; Thesis 30 cp; Internship 5 cp; Scientific Engagement, 5 cp
  2. Advanced courses: Essential courses 25 cp (+ 10 cp from the elective courses): Advanced igneous petrology, 5 cp; Metamorphic petrology, 5 cp; Geology of ore deposits and ore mineralogy, 10 cp; Isotope Geochemistry, 5 cp.  Elective courses 10 - 35 cp, see the course list.
  3. Optional studies: 35 - 5 cp (number according to the number of advanced courses, so that 120 cp is filled).

Com­mon courses (50 cp)

  Common courses package 50 cp Compulsory
periods III-IV/ every year GEOM_1003 Conducting scientific research 10 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1004 MSc Thesis 30 cp Compulsory
1. to 2. year GEOM_1008 Scientific Engagement 5 cp Compulsory
summer between 1. and 2. yr GEOM_1005 Internship 5 cp Compulsory

Ad­vanced courses (35-65 cp)

  Essential course package (select all): 35 cp Compulsory
period I/ every year GEOM_1002 Isotope Geochemistry 5 cp Compulsory
period I/ every year

GEOM_P2021 Advanced igneous petrology

5 cp Compusory
period II/ every year GEOM_P2023 Metamorphic petrology 5 cp Compulsory
period III-IV/ 2021

GEOM_P2031 Geology of ore deposits and ore mineralogy

10 cp Compulsory
  Essential courses + min 10 cp from Petrology or Economic geology course packages = 35 cp    
  Elective advanced courses 10-35 cp  
  Petrology [course package]:    
period I/ postponed GEOM_P2061 Field course 5 cp Optional
period I/ every year

GEOM_P2013 Solid Earth geochemical methods

5 cp Optional
periods IV-I/odd years GEOM_P2022 Petrology project 5 cp Optional
period I/odd years

GEOM_P2025 Basin analysis and Modern Stratigraphy

5 cp Optional
period II/ every year

GEOM_P2043 Geochemical modelling of igneous processes

5 cp Optional
period II/even years

GEOM_P2053 Microtectonics 

5 cp Optional
periods III-IV/ even years GEOM_P2024 Sedimentary petrology 5 cp Optional
period IV/2021

GEOM_P2042 Fluid and melt inclusions

5 cp Optional
period IV/even years

GEOM_P2041 Advanced bedrock mapping

5 cp Optional
 

GEOM_P2063 Advanced Topics in Petrology and Economic Geology

1-5 cp Optional
  Economic Geology [course package]:    
periods III-IV/2020

GEOM_P2063 Advanced Topics in Petrology and Economic Geology

1-5 cp Optional
period IV/ 2022 GEOM_P2033 Methods of mineral exploration 5 cp Optional
period II/ even years GEOM_P2034 Mineral economics 3 cp Optional
period IV/ odd years

GEOM_P2062 Field Course for Sustainable Mining

1-5 cp Optional
 

GEOM_P2064 Topics in Applied Mineralogy

1-5 cp Optional

 

 

Link to e-thesis database.

Some examples of the thesis titles (see also the list of all Geology theses, left):

Jaakko Georgi, 2019. Geology, geochemistry, hydrothermal alteration, and mineralization at the Ronaldo epithermal prospect, Peru.

Jukka Multanen, 2019. The Composition and Evolution of Fluids in Quartz Veins in Tonalites of the Kuittila Prospect, Hattu Schist Belt, Ilomantsi, Eastern Finland

Elina Leppäniemi, 2019. Termiittikekojen kemiallisen ja mineralogisen koostumuksen suhde kekojen väriin ja kekoja ympäröivään maaperään ja kallioperään Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuaryn alueella Etelä-Keniassa.

Pieti Haapala, 2019. Petrological and geochemical comparison of the ultramafic rocks of Tulppio, Jänesselkä and Värriöjoki, eastern Finnish Lapland

Bohm, Katja, 2018.  Geochemical and paleomagnetic constraints on the mafic dyke emplacement events in Mesoproterozoic, southern Finland.

Riikka Valtonen, 2018. The determination and modelling of the brittle structures of the Kumpula Campus Drill hole.

Johanna Tepsell, 2018. Geokronologia ja Cu-Fe-S-isotooppisovellukset Itä-Lapin ultraemäksissä komplekseissa ja niihin liittyvissä litologisissa yksiköissä

Henri Höytiä, 2018. Komatiites of eastern Lapland and their Ni-Cu-PGE potential

Milla Aaltonen, 2018. Crustal contamination recorded by zoned plagioclase in

primitive Karoo flood basalts, Luenha River, Mozambique

Piippo Simo, 2018. Rakennegeologinen kehitys ja deformaation jakautuminen paleoproterotsooisella Peräpohjan vyöhykkeellä.

Räisänen, Milja, 2018. Geochemical study of the Kumpula Campus drill core and outcrops: Applying a portable XRF device for whole rock analysis.

Rytkönen, Jussi, 2018. A reconnaissance study on the distribution of critical metals in rock-forming trioctahedral micas of Fennoscandian S-, I-, and A-type granites.

Kuikka, Jaro, 2018. Major and trace element characteristics of biotite and chlorite as proxies for gold ore mineralization.

Kähkönen, Mervi, 2017. 3D-valokuvien hyödyntäminen Pyhäsalmen kaivoksella.

Martikainen, Noora, 2017. Carbon isotope and elemental composition of sedimentary carbonate rocks in the Kurase group, Taita Hills, South Kenya.

Hornytzkyi, Seppo, 2017. Sinisten perinteisten taiteilijaväriaineiden tunnistaminen polarisaatiomikroskoopilla.

Fredriksson, Johan, 2017. Fluid inclusion and trace-element analysis of the rare-element pegmatite bodies Altim and Tamanduá from the Borborema Province,Brazil.

Hietala, Satu, 2017. Kansannäytetoiminnan merkitys Suomen mineraalipotentiaalin kartoituksessa.

Aalto, Aleksi, 2017. Development of a Web GIS Application and Data Management Practices for Integrating Geological and Geophysical Data.

Sorsa, Joona, 2017. The Kuohatti mafic layered intrusion, its petrology, structure and petrogenesis.

Lehto Jonna, 2017. Kuvantamis- ja mallinnusmenetelmien hyödyntäminen kallioperän rakennetutkimuksessa Kuopion alueella.

Virtanen Ville, 2017. Paleoproterozoic Postkinematic A-type Magmatism of southeastern Central Finland Granitoid Complex: Petrography, Geochemistry, and Geochronology of the Riitalampi, Viininperä and Korloppinen Localities.

Fred, Riikka, 2017. Mafic and felsic magma interaction in the 1.64 GA Ahvenisto Complex, southeastern Finland: Field relations, petrography, geochemistry, and melt viscosity modeling of monzodioritic and granitic rocks.

Ranta, Eemu, 2017. Fluid-rock reactions in the carbonatites of the Grønnedal-Íka alkaline complex, South Greenland.

Haapalehto, Sophie, 2017. Geological mapping of borehole breakouts observed in acoustical and optical borehole imagery of deep drillholes of Olkiluoto, Finland.

Sakaguchi Ilona, 2017. Emplacement conditions and wallrock reactions of pegmatitic granitoid dikes, Kopparnäs, SW Finland.

Rintamäki, Annukka, 2016. Serpentinization and carbonation of the komatiitic rocks in the Komati Complex, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa.

Kuusela, Tytti, 2016. Fluid evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Jokisivu orogenic gold deposit, SW Finland.

Puttonen, Riina, 2016. Keski-Mosambikin jurakautisten ryoliittien U-Pb zirkoni-iänmääritykset ja Lu-Hf -isotooppikoostumus: viitteitä monivaiheisesta felsisestä Karoo-magmatismista.

Blomqvist, Niclas, 2016. Global variations in erosion of young orogens: Swath profile comparison of climatic, erosional and topographic metrics to long-term exhumation rates.

Kivisaari, Heli, 2015. High-aluminum orthopyroxene megacrysts (HAOM) and the polybaric crystallization of the Ahvenisto anorthosite.

Mäkimattila, Otso, 2015. Petrological and geochemical characteristics of the Ponostama ultramafic intrusion, Sodankylä, northern Finland.

Niiranen, Tea, 2015. Identification and classification of rock according SFS-EN ISO 14689 standard.

Turunen, Sanni, 2015. Mosambikin Luenha-joen pikriittilaavojen petrologinen, mineraloginen ja geokemiallinen tutkimus: uusia johtolankoja Karoon magmaprovinssin laakiobasalttien vaippalähteistä.