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Geochemical Data Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management

Australian Institute of Geoscientists > Events > Geochemical Data Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management

Geochemical Data Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management


Date(s) - Tuesday, 30/06/2020 - Wednesday, 01/07/2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm AEST


Geochemical Data Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management



30 June & 1 July
10 am to 2 pm each day, Australian Eastern Standard Time



Presented online via Zoom


Course Leader

Dr Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences

This short course module, along with the two associated geochemistry course modules, will be presented by Dr Dennis Arne, who has nearly 40 years’ experience in geology and applied geochemistry globally. He has overseen regional geochemical exploration programs in the Yukon, Nunavut and northern Quebec in Canada, the USA, eastern Australia, Suriname, Sudan and Laos.

Dennis was Managing Director and Principal Consultant – Geochemistry of CSA Global Canada until late 2017, General Manager and Principal Consultant – Geochemistry for Revelation Geoscience (purchased by CSA Global in 2012), Principal Consulting Geochemist with ioGlobal (now Reflex Geochemistry) and formerly Senior Geochemist with Geoscience Victoria (now Geological Survey of Victoria, Australia).   He is currently director and principal consulting geochemist at Telemark Geosciences. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, a Fellow and President of the Association of Applied Geochemists, is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (Geochemistry) in Australia and a registered Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia, Canada.


Module 1 of a series of three Geochemistry course modules

Professional Development hours per module:  7 Hours
(Participation in this event may contribute to meeting Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements of professional institutes.)

This is module 1 of a comprehensive short course consisting of three stand-alone modules, each presented over two half days. Modules 2 and 3 will be held on 7-8 July and 14-15 July, respectively, and participants in these modules will be provided with a temporary license for ioGAS.

The short course is designed for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students wanting continuing professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry.

Module 1 of the course would also be suitable for database professionals wishing to know more about the collection of geochemical data and the assessment of its quality, as well as for more seasoned geologists wishing to review recent advances in the collection, analysis, QA/QC and management of data.

The short course involves lectures to introduce concepts but will be interspersed with short practical exercises to reinforce some of the strategies and methods.


Module 1  Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management

This module will cover Geochemical sampling strategies; sample preparation and analytical methods; QA/QC; data management; design, implementation and reporting geochemical data in compliance with current reporting codes. Practical exercises will be conducted using Microsoft ExcelTM.

Module 2 Exploratory Data Analysis using ioGAS
7 & 8 July, 10 am to 2 pm each day

Further information available here

Module 3 Integration of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Geological Data using ioGAS
14 & 15 July, 10 am to 2 pm each day

Further information available here



Further information and registration are available at the EGRU web site:

Registration Fees for Module 1 (AUD, inclusive of GST)

EGRU Member $440
AIG Member $517
Non-EGRU Member $605


More Information

Email EGRU to register your interest

  • There are limited places available in each module in order to facilitate practical exercises and interaction – register early.
  • Within the week prior to each module, registrants will receive further course information and the ZOOM link to join the course.
  • Only registrants will be able to access the course.
  • Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Participation