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Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration

Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward are presenting their informative and well regarded epithermal Au-Ag and porphyry Cu-Au exploration short course in Sydney this December.

Two days of PowerPoint lectures (December 4 and 5) 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 new short course notes. Drafts of the first few chapters are available here.  The lectures will be held at the York Club, 99 York St Sydney, with lunch, morning and afternoon teas provided. 

A practical exercise will be held W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry December 6, using selected diamond drill core referred to in the lectures and a set of teaching specimens to provide hands on training in ore and alteration mineralogy and the use of geological models. It will be 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 + GST, but if you need assistance contact greg@corbettgeology.com
  • Unemployed geologists $400 + GST
  • Employed geologists $1500 + GST

Minimum of 20 participants required and limited to a maximum of 40.  For registration details visit www.corbettgeology.com/services/


Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration

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 greg@corbettgeology.com
  • 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.

Roy Woodall named AGC’s Inaugural National Geoscience Champion

Australian Geoscience Council recognises Roy Woodall with inaugural National Geoscience Champion award 

In recognition of his contribution to geoscience in Australia, Roy Woodall AO FAusIMM has been unanimously elected as the inaugural National Geoscience Champion by the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC).

 

Roy Woodall’s scientific approach to exploration contributed to many significant ore discoveries in Australia. Discoveries include the Kambalda nickel field (1966), uranium at Yeelirrie (1971), the Olympic Dam copper-gold-uranium deposit (1975), the St Ives gold field (1980), the East Spar oil-condensate field (1993), plus contributions to many others.

Roy set high scientific standards for the recording of scientific data, using the best equipment and analytical facilities available at the time, leaving a significant legacy of scientific methodologies and successes. Roy’s standard of training and mentorship of other geoscientists has advanced the capabilities of Australia’s mining and exploration industries and the development of our nation.

Recognition of Roy Woodall AO FAusIMM as a National Geoscience Champion is made by the AGC on behalf of its eight member organisations, representing over 8,000 geoscientists in Australia.  This prestigious honour will be accorded to living geoscientists for contributions to the science, craft and art of geoscience by way of their technical, leadership, mentoring and collegial endeavours.

UBC-SEG Student Chapter Mongolia Field Trip

UBC SEG Field Trip

The SEG Student Chapter at University of British Columbia have requested AIG publicise their upcoming field trip to Mongolia.

The trip will visit six major mineral deposits in Mongolia and include a presentation on the regional geology of Mongolia in collaboration with the National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, as well as a number of cultural activities.

The brochure for the trip is available here.  Contact the UBC SEG Student Chapter for more information – contact details are included in the brochure.

Copper Exploration Drilling – Bougainville Island PNG, 1964

Boart Longyear has unearthed rare footage of copper exploration drilling on Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, in 1964.

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The 13 minute video depicts triple tube core drilling, then a new technology, but used widely today for minimising core disturbance and maximising core recovery.  The video provides an interesting perspective on how the industry has changed over the past 50 years.

The video may be viewed via the Boart Longyear web site or YouTube.