Cyril Chelle-Michou: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Cyril Chelle-Michou
FieldMineral Resource Systems
Address
Inst. für Geochemie und Petrologie
ETH Zürich, NW F 83
Clausiusstrasse 25
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 38 31
E-mailcyril.chelle-michou@erdw.ethz.ch
DepartmentEarth Sciences
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
651-0254-00LSeminar Geochemistry and Petrology0 credits2SO. Bachmann, M. Schönbächler, C. Chelle-Michou, M. W. Schmidt, D. Vance
AbstractSeminar series with external and occasional internal speakers addressing current research topics. Changing programs announced via D-ERDW homepage (Veranstaltungskalender)
ObjectivePresentations on isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, fluid processes, economic geology, petrology, mineralogy and experimental studies. Mostly international speakers provide students, department members and interested guests with insight into current research topics in these fields.
ContentWöchentliches Seminar mit Fachvorträgen eingeladener oder interner Wissenschafter, vornehmlich zu Themen der Geochemie, Isotogengeologie, Hydrothermalgeochemie, Lagerstättenbildung, Petrologie, Mineralogie und experimentelle Studien.
651-4034-00LResource Economics and Mineral Exploration Restricted registration - show details
Restricted participation with priority for MSc Earth Science students taking the Module 'Mineral Resources and Applied Mineralogy'.
Interested ETH students please register through myStudies by second semester week.
3 credits3PG. Beaudoin, C. Chelle-Michou
AbstractGlobal mineral economics and the strategies of mineral exploration -- including geological, geochemical and geophysical methods, but also non-geological factors such as organisational, political and environmental aspects. Changing external lecturers.
ObjectivePractical understanding of the procedure of exploring a mineral prospect, based on geological analysis, exploration by drilling, resource calculation of tonnage and grade as a basis for economic evaluation for reporting to investors.
ContentThis block course in will comprise 4 half-day lectures and a series of practical exercises from selection of a mineral property to discovery of mineral resources and their valuation. Teams are formed as Limited Partnership companies that have to select and bid for a mineral property offered during an auction. Each company has the same nominal budget. The highest bidder purchases the selected property, others need to purchase the remaining properties during an auction. Justification for selecting the property is justified in a report. The companies must interpret the geology of their mineral property to prepare a diamond drill program to discover and, eventually, delineate the mineral resources. This drill program is presented in a report prior to drilling. Drilling in the tri-dimensional matrix of the property is simulated using the software FOREUR, until budget lapse. The companies must select drill intervals for chemical analysis to document the extent and composition of the discovered mineralization. Portions of the mineral rights can be traded for capital between the companies. An estimate of the tonnage and grade of the discovered resource is prepared using geometric methods and GIS software (ex. Arc GIS). The ground value of the resource is estimated by a computation of the Net Smelter Return at current metal prices. The results of the exploration program are presented in a comprehensive report.
Lecture notesHandouts for background information and a computer simulation program for the case-study exercise will be provided. Participants must bring a Windows-based laptop computer.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Knowledge of mineral deposit-type characteristics is useful (orogenic gold, Cu-Zn VMS, Ni-Cu-PGE); at least "Integrierte Erdsysteme", "Ore Deposit 1", or adequate knowledge of mineral deposits acquired by preparatory reading. Basic knowledge of ArcGIS software is important to produce maps and sections required in reports. Training exercises and tutorials will be provided in advance to prepare for the course.Taught biennially in collaboration with University of Geneva.

This course is co-organised by ETH Zurich (Prof. C. Chelle-Michou) and University of Geneva (Prof. R. Moritz)
651-4037-00LOre Deposits I
Can be chosen as an elective course within the Bachelor. Prospective MSc-Students attending the module "Mineral Resources" should attend Ore Deposits I and II in the first year of their MSc studies.
3 credits2GC. Chelle-Michou, O. Laurent
AbstractPrinciples of hydrothermal ore formation, using base metal deposits (Cu, Pb, Zn) in sedimentary basins to explain the interplay of geological, chemical and physical factors from global scale to sample scale. Introduction to orthomagmatic ore formation (mostly Cr, Ni, PGE).
ObjectiveUnderstanding the fundamental processes of hydrothermal and magmatic ore formation, recognising and interpreting mineralised rocks in geological context
Content(a) Principles of hydrothermal ore formation: base metal deposits in sedimentary basins. Practical classification of sample suites by genetic ore deposit types
Mineral solubility and ore deposition, principles & thermodynamic prediction using activity diagrams. Stable isotopes in ore-forming hydrothermal systems (O, H, C, S). Driving forces and structural focussing of hydrothermal fluid flow

(b) Introduction to orthomagmatic ore formation. Chromite, Ni-Cu sulphides and PGE in layered mafic intrusions. Distribution coefficients between silicate and sulphide melts. Carbonatites and pegmatite deposits.
Lecture notesNotes handed out during lectures
LiteratureExtensive literature list distributed in course
Prerequisites / Notice2 contact hours per lecture / week including lectures, exercises and practical study of samples, and small literature-based student presentations. Supplementary contact for sample practicals and exercises as required. Credits and mark based on participation in course (exercises, 50%) and 1h written exam in the last lecture of the semester (50%).
651-4082-00LFluids and Mineral Deposits
The course will no longer be published in the course catalogue after autumn semester 2019. It will run as will be a group seminar starting spring semester 2020.
2 credits1ST. Driesner, C. Chelle-Michou, B. Lamy-Chappuis, O. Laurent
AbstractPresentations and literature discussions on current research topics in crustal fluids and mineral resources research.
ObjectiveProvide a deeper understanding in the selected research fields on hydrothermal processes and ore deposit formation. This is achieved by literature work as well as discussions of current BSc, MSc and PhD projects at the institute.
ContentThemen zur Hydrothermalgeochemie, Modellierung von Fluidprozessen, Mikroananlytik, Isotopen-Tracing von hydrothermalen Transportprozessen und der Bildung von Erzlagertätten
Prerequisites / NoticeRegister in MyStudies and send mail to michael.schirra@erdw.ethz.ch, to be placed on distributor for the irregular program