“The Fallacy of the Deep”
IMEx Consulting is conducting a one-day Exploration Geochemistry workshop focussing on Interactive Data Analysis
Wednesday 6thMarch 2019 at the Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane.
All participants will need to provide a laptop computer & have ioGAS preloaded (demo version OK).
The workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Click here for the workshop brochure which includes registration details. Registrations are requested before Friday 22nd February, 2019.
For further information contact: Mark Arundell.
Multi-element analysis of geochemical samples is now common practice in mineral exploration. Voluminous data is being generated but potentially is not fully utilised by project geoscientists.
Traditional anomaly definition of geochemical data has tended to focus on the highest numbers in selected target elements. However, in many circumstances the highest numbers may not be the most significant given the geological context.
This workshop focusses on more informative techniques of viewing and visualising geochemical data. This style of targeting focuses on placing allof the geochemical data into a richer geological context.
This is a “hands-on” workshop illustrating & applying these techniques. The workshop is directed to allgeoscientists who want to extract more from their data.
Mark Arundell has over 30 years’ experience in exploration geology and in the use of multi-element geochemistry to find ore deposits. Mike Whitbread has over 20 years’ experience as an exploration geochemist working both for major companies & as a consultant.
An EGRU conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor
Registration for the conference is now open. Information regarding delegate registration, the field trip and the accommodation options is available on our conference website
- Abstract Submission closes 28 February 2019
- Delegate numbers are limited by the venue size – Register early!
- Places on the field trip are limited
The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of magmatic systems related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including rare metal pegmatites.
The program will feature presentations from 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)
- Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
- Prof. David Cooke (CODES, Hobart, University of Tasmania)
- Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
- Dr Ryan Mathur (Juanita College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)
- Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)
EGRU warmly welcomes academic, industry and government colleagues, including students and young professionals, to join us at the conference and take part in discussions while enjoying the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland.
Delegate numbers will be limited by the venue capacity.
Places for the EGRU professional geologist short courses being offered during February in Townsville are filling fast.
Details for all the 2019 courses are available here
- Ore Textures and Breccias: Recognition Techniques – full
- Core Logging Techniques – full
- QAQC for Mineral Exploration & Beyond – places available
- Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration – limited places available
- Management in Mineral Exploration – postponed
- QGIS for Geologists – 9th Feb full; 10th Feb very limited places available
- The JORC Code: An Introduction – places available
- The JORC Code: A Refresher – places available
- Advanced Field Training (July) – places available
Course flyers are available here.
Perth will host the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 2019 at Crown Perth.
The AEGC is the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia, and incorporates the West Australian Basin Symposium (WABS) and the ASEG-PESA International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition.
The event will be jointly hosted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), and Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).
The theme for the 2019 conference is “Data to Discovery”. The AEGC technical program committee has a focus on Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry and how these are applied in exploration for both Petroleum and Mineral systems in Australasia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. The conference has major sub-themes encompassing but not limited to:
- New technologies
- New information from old data
- Local understanding from regional context
- Workflows and methods that reduce cost/turnaround on projects
- Cross disciplinary co-ordination
- Case studies
- Interacting and communicating science to the wider community.
A vital component of the 2019 conference will be the inclusion of dedicated streams for Australian basins, discovery techniques, mineral mapping, and remote sensing applications.
On behalf of the AEGC 2019 Organising Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Perth. Visit the conference web site for the latest information regarding the conference, accommodation, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
John Gorter and Tim Dean
Call for Abstracts Expression of Interest Closes: 31 January 2019 – submit your expression of interest now via the AEGC2019 website.
Early Bird Registration Opens: 1 March 2019
Call for Extended Abstracts Closes: 22 March 2019
Author Notification: 3 May 2019 or before
Registration Deadline: 31 May 2019
Lectures and practical, 4-6 December 2018, by Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward
December 4 & 5, York Club, 99 York St Sydney, 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. The exploration implications are considered throughout and a final section considers geological features recognised in exploration marginal to ore bodies. Participants will be provided with a current draft to the notes to be published by Springer in 2020.
December 6 – A practical exercise held W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry, uses selected 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. It is run by Corbett and Stuart Hayward, who has over 30 years experience in epithermal-porphyry ore deposit exploration and mining. A return bus from the city and lunch provided.
Prices include lunch, morning and afternoon teas and transport to and from Londonderry.
- Students $150, but if you need assistance contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Unemployed geologists $400
- Employed geologists $1500
Minimum of 20 participants required and limited to a maximum of 40.
The Short course registration form is available via the Corbett Geology web site.