AusIMM/AIG : 5 day course – Core Skills For Geoscientists – Oct 2019


Date(s) - Monday, 21/10/2019 - Friday, 25/10/2019
All Day

Queensland Exploration Data Centre


5 day course – Core Skills For Geoscientists

Core logging, data quality and interpretation

Course Co-ordinator: Dale Sims, Director Dale Sims Consulting

Attendance is open to geoscience students, graduates and industry professionals with the aim to support members of AIG /AusIMM.

AusIMM and AIG are pleased to announce a 5 day course to assist skills development for
geoscientists. With the current upswing in exploration and mining activity now is a good time to gain exposure to practical data collection and analysis skills which will enhance your job readiness or effectiveness.

The aim of this 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 based 5 day exercise. Building confidence is a key objective of the program.

Evolution Mining are strong supporters of this initiative and are allowing 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 across two cross sections 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 number of cross section interpretations on paper through the deposit. Confidentially agreements will be signed by all attendees to access this real-world dataset.

In addition it is planned to include a visit to an assay lab, undertake a pXRF demonstration, inspect the Hylogger and review data it has collected for the holes logged. District geology discussions will be held with GSQ staff.

Dates & Times

21-25 October 2019
9.00am – 5.00pm each day



Exploration Data Centre
68 Pineapple Street
Zillmere, Brisbane (10 min walk from Zillmere train station).


Proudly Sponsored by:



$220 – for students, graduates seeking work and unemployed geoscientists who are AusIMM/AIG members
$550 – for industry geoscientists who are members of AIG or AusIMM
$880 – for other industry geoscientists

**Registrations are essential and close at 5.00pm on Friday 11th October 2019.

Not an AIG member? Join here!



Lunches and breaks each day, a GeoPub networking experience on the evening of Wednesday 23rd October, one course dinner 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.



Attendees will need to supply their own field tools including a hand lens, coloured pencils, a magnet and a knife or scratcher.


More Information

For further information please contact Dale Sims
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We look forward to welcoming you to this course.



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