Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration short course

Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward are presenting their popular epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration short course, 14-16 May 2019.

May 14 & 15, Chatswood Club, 11 Help Chatswood, NSW (5 mins walk from Chatswood train station) lunch, morning and afternoon teas provided. Two days of PowerPoint lectures focus upon mineral exploration for epithermal and porphyry ore deposits derived from Dr Corbett’s 40 years field experience, including earlier short courses provided with the late Terry Leach from the early 1990’s. Exploration and mining examples from over 40 countries are used to delineate the characteristics of different epithermal and porphyry ore types, and controls to mineralisation, using tools such as alteration, structure and breccias. A final section considers geological features recognised in exploration marginal to ore bodies. Participants will be provided with a current draft of the new short course notes. Drafts of the first few chapters are available here.

May 16 – A practical exercise held at the W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry, uses diamond drill core referred to in the lectures (above) and a set of teaching specimens to provide hands on training in ore and alteration mineralogy and the use of geological models. Greg is helped by and Stuart Hayward, who has over 30 years experience in epithermal-porphyry ore deposit exploration and mining. Return bus from Chatswood and lunch provided.

Registration includes handouts, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and transport to and from Londonderry. Minimum of 20 participants required and limited to a maximum of 40.
Students from $150 + GST but if you need assistance contact Greg Corbett
Unemployed geologists from $400 + GST
Employed geologists from $1500 + GST
Follow the link to download the short course registration form.

Meet the Edumine team

AIG members benefit by having optional access to a dedicated Edumine campus which provides access to a broad range of self-paced, on-line continued professional development resources, in addition to discounted access to short courses delivered by Edumine at a number of locations or using a highly interactive on-line platform.

Meet the team who deliver these resources.

Katja Freitag

Vice President Education Solutions

Katja has both an academic background and more than 10 years’ experience in mining roles as varied as mobile equipment operator, process improvement superintendent, geotechnical services superintendent and management consultant. She leads the Edumine division which provides practical solutions to help companies meet their business objectives by developing their key asset – their human capital. Katja works closely with clients around the world to understand their training and professional development needs, and builds custom Edumine programs that close this needs gap.

Kim Adams

Business Development Manager

Kim is our HR Solutions consultant, with 14 years of sales (9 years of solutions-based B2B), 17 years of management, and eighteen years of training. With a keen awareness of the value in ongoing professional development being of benefit to both employees and employers, she works globally with educators and corporations to address all online learning and training needs.

Mat Tzetzos

Business Development Manager

Mat is a Business Development Manager at InfoMine. He has a background in Account Management and Technical Support and currently manages the relationships with Edumine’s existing corporate customers.

Matthew Boland

Customer Experience Specialist 

Matthew is a Customer Experience Specialist with Edumine. He has more than 10 years of experience in retail store management, sales, and customer service. Matt handles online course customer queries as well as managing the Live Chat on the Edumine website. He works with corporate, group and individual customers to ensure they get the most out of their experience with Edumine.

Nina Albrecht

Product Manager

Nina is the Product Manager for InfoMine’s professional development division, Edumine. She has a strong technical background with experience in support, sales and account management. She is responsible for driving the development of Edumine products with a focus on delivering a learning experience that delights our customers.

Beverlee Bishundayal

Principal Technical Writer

Beverlee is Edumine’s Principal Technical Writer. She is passionate about clear and concise writing. Beverlee is responsible for planning and managing the development, production and maintenance of online courses. By managing technical writers and editors, Beverlee strives for quality in our course content.

Member questions on how to access the AIG campus can be submitted by email.

Mineral deposit evaluation short course


Are you heading to Vancouver for Mineral Exploration Roundup in January 2019?  Edumine are running a Mineral Deposit Evaluation in just prior to Roundup.

The course is for professionals with a basic understanding of mineral resource estimation and linear geostatistics. Over the four days, participants will learn about:

  • the mining project development cycle and studies that are carried out at different stages of the cycle (e.g. conceptual, pre-feasibility, and feasibility studies);
  • the fundamental concepts of controls of mineralization and the different styles of mineralization;
  • the importance of assay and geology field data quality and understanding of data through exploratory data analyses;
  • interpolation techniques, with focus on the kriging technique; and
  • resource classification and validation of resource estimation and reporting.
32 CPD Hours

Participants will also learn about software tools used in resource estimation. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop computers loaded with their preferred software application.

This is a highly interactive course where participants are encouraged to learn through discussion, group tasks, and quizzes.

At the end of the course, participants will have learned the procedures and best practices used in resource estimation, classification, and reporting mineral resources as per international guidelines.

More details regarding the course are available here.  AIG members receive a 10% discount on registration fees for this course.

Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

Abstract Submission now open

A geological conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia 24 – 28 June 2019

The conference convenors invite extended abstracts on topics related to the setting, genesis and characteristics of Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation.  Information on abstract submission is available here.

Submission Opens:  Tuesday 20th November 2018
Submission Closes:   Thursday 28th February 2019
Notification:  Friday 22nd  March 2019

Conference Schedule

Monday 24th June:  Welcome function
Tuesday 25th – Thursday 25thJune:  Technical Presentations
(includes half-day trip to the historical tin mining town of Herberton)
Friday 28th June:  Optional one-day field trip (details TBA)

The program of technical presentations will include world-class researchers in the field, including:

  • Prof. Rolf Romer (GFZ, Potsdam,Germany)
  • Prof. Jingwen Mao (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing,China)
  • Prof. Shao-Yong Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)
  • Prof.  Ryan Mathur (Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
  • Prof. Zhaoshan Chang (Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA)
  • Prof. David Cooke (CODES, Hobart, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

EGRU warmly welcomes academic, industry and government colleagues, to join us at the conference in the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland.

For further information please contact the Conference Conveners:

Carl  Spandler / Yanbo Cheng / Kaylene Camuti / Jan Huizenga

Or contact the EGRU Administration Officer: Judy Botting

Conference web page – click here


EGRU welcomes support from organisations interested in being a part of this timely conference. Information on sponsorship is available here.

PACRIM 2019 Update

PACRIM 2019 will be held in Auckland New Zealand, 3-5 April 2019 by AusIMM with the support of kindred societies and professional institutes.

The theme of the conference will be mineral systems of the Pacific rim.

The preliminary programme for the conference is now available.  Check out the different streams and concurrent sessions. 

Details of field trips and short courses being held in conjunction with the conference are also now available:

There will be 6 field trips running before, during and after the conference:

8 CPD Hours

Choose from a series of 8 short courses being held before and after the conference.

  • Rapid and Reliable Mineralogy using Spectral Geology and aiSIRIS – View Short Course.
  • Phanerozoic Gold in Metamorphic Rocks: Geology and Exploration – View Short Course.
  • QA/ QC and Sampling: Practical foundations for good decision-making in resource estimations, metallurgical accounting and exploration – View Short Course.
  • Exploration for Skarn Deposits – View Short Course.
  • An Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Analytics – View Short Course.
  • Porphyry Copper-gold Deposits in the Circum-Pacific and Elsewhere – View Short Course.
  • Geology, Genesis and Exploration of Epithermal Ore Deposits – View Short Course.
  • Exploration Geochemistry: Applying Fundamentals in the Field – View Short Course.

Head to the PACRIM website for more information on keynote speakers, abstracts submitted and sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

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