Core Logging Techniques


Date(s) - Thursday, 31/01/2019 - Friday, 01/02/2019
All Day

James Cook University


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

Core Logging Techniques

Course Leader: Prof. Paul Dirks, EGRU JCU



Thursday 31 January – Friday 1 February 2019



James Cook University, Townsville Campus


This two-day course introduces the basic skills and methodology to review and log geological core. Emphasis is placed on the recognition, description and acquisition of oriented data (bedding planes, faults, fractures, shear zones), and how this data relates to field observations. The course aims to familiarise participants with the key requirements of core logging, and how to interpret and integrate drill logs with geological models. The techniques used are simple, highly effective and require no specialised equipment.

The course will comprise short morning lectures introducing the principles of core logging on day one, and the integration of core logs into structural sections and geological models on day two. Substantive time each day spent on practical group exercises.

Day 1 – Logging at suitable scales to capture the required information for a successful interpretation and, importantly, present that data and interpretation to their peers.

Day 2 – Construct cross sections from existing core logs, orientation data and geological maps. This will require careful consideration of how to connect critical markers to best reflect the geology of the area. Results will be discussed within the group at the end of the practical sessions.

This is a Level 4 (Honours) course suitable for early career geoscientists.

Participants will be working alongside JCU Geoscience Honours students.



Registration Fees for the two-day course (AUD inc GST)
EGRU Member $660
AIG Member $990
Non-Member $1100

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For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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