Core Skills course Brisbane July 2024

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Core Skills course Brisbane July 2024

Comparing cross section interpretations between logging groups.



Introduction to core logging, data quality and interpretation

3 day course – 17 to 19 July 2024


Course Co-ordinator

Dale Sims, Director Dale Sims Consulting

Building the geology framework from primary observations.


Attendance to this introductory course is open to current geoscience students, graduates seeking employment and recently employed industry professionals. It is also suitable for geoscientists seeking to re-enter industry after a career break. Our aim is to support members of AIG in their career development.

AIG is pleased to announce an introductory 3-day course to assist core skills development for geoscientists. Now is a good time to gain exposure to practical data collection, QAQC, and analysis skills which will enhance your job readiness or effectiveness.

The aim of this introductory program is to develop your understanding of data collection and data management, sampling, assay QAQC, data validation and interpretation processes through a practical core logging exercise. Building confidence in data collection and analysis is a key objective of the program. The course is not suitable for people already experienced and competent in core logging and or data analysis.

Evolution Mining are strong supporters of this initiative and allow the use of their drill core at the Geological Survey of Queensland’s Exploration Data Centre at Zillmere in Brisbane. Attendees will log a series of holes on a cross section of the Mt Rawdon gold deposit investigating the main lithologies, relative timing of units, mineralisation, alteration, and geotechnical character. This data will then be merged with the mine database and used to produce a cross-section interpretation on paper for the section logged. A confidentiality agreement will be signed by all attendees to access this real-world dataset.

In addition, it is planned to include a visit to a sample preparation lab, undertake a pXRF demonstration, inspect the Qld government’s Hylogger facility as well as review other scanner-based core logging processes currently being applied in mineral exploration and project development.

Attendees will receive a certificate of completion from this course as an AIG endorsed program..

Numbers will be limited to ensure close contact between attendees and course leaders.

This year we have obtained generous sponsorship from Dynamics G-Ex for the event to support 20 students to attend at a significantly discounted registration cost.

Dynamics G-Ex have a passion to partner with the world’s leading Geologists & Field Technicians in unearthing discoveries faster by providing the toughest, most reputable Geological & Exploration Supplies refreshingly quick and eliminating drill rig downtime. We are committed in doing whatever it takes to support, partner & innovate to deliver practical product solutions for Geologists & Fieldies around the world to do their daily jobs easier, better & faster.

Conference room talks at EDCALS sample prep lab visit
Hand lens skills are key to building our observation



  • Date

    17-19 July 2024

  • Time

    8.00am – 5.00pm (UTC+10:00)

  • Location

    GSQ Exploration Data Centre
    68 Pineapple Street,
    Zillmere, QLD 4034
    (around 10min walk from the Zillmere train station)

  • Cost

    AIG Members $440
    Non-Members $770
    Students – places may be limited pending response
    (students need to be AIG members – join here)
    Job Seeking Graduates / Geoscientists
    (following a brief interview – contact Dale Sims, details below)
  • Fees include lunches and breaks each day, a GeoPub networking experience, and all materials. Attendees will need to supply their own field tools including a hand lens, coloured pencils, a magnet and a knife or scratcher. Long trousers, long sleeves and solid enclosed footwear required each day.

    Dale Sims



Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG Members $440.00
Non-Members $770.00
Students – places may be limited pending response
(students need to be AIG members – join here)
Job Seeking Graduates / Geoscientists
($110 - contact Dale Sims to proceed with registration -

Registration Information