This course investigates the geochemistry, geology, and mineralogy of mineral systems. Practical skills that will be developed include identification of ore and gangue minerals in hand and polished sections as well as understanding ore systems from source to the deposit. This will be of interest to students interested in a career in mineral exploration and mining as it will lead to an increased understanding of mineral systems, skills used in mineral exploration, and how to use these to find mineral deposits. Additionally, it will be of interest to students interested environmental science as it will teach identification of ore minerals and associated minerals that are important for assessing and developing remediation techniques for acid mine drainage sites. Finally, it will be of interest to students interested in geochemistry as we will investigate high temperature reactions between fluids and wallrocks.