EGRU Online Short Course: Exploration Geochemistry – Nov 2022

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EGRU Online Short Course: Exploration Geochemistry – Nov 2022


Date(s) - Tuesday, 15/11/2022 - Wednesday, 30/11/2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST


Exploration Geochemistry


Date & Time

EGRU Online Short Course: 3 x stand-alone modules, each presented over 2 consecutive days

Module 1: 15 & 16 November
Module 2: 22 & 23 November
Module 3: 29 & 30 November
9.00am – 1.00pm (AEST) each day


This comprehensive 3-module short course is designed for geology graduate students and mineral exploration professionals looking for 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.


Course Presenter

Dennis Arne , Telemark Geosciences

Dennis Arne 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.

He 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).

Dennis 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.


Course Program

Module 1 – 15 & 16 November

Data Acquisition, Quality Assessment and Management

  • Geochemical sampling strategies, sample preparation and analytical methods, quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC), and basic data management
  • An A to Z of designing, implementing and reporting geochemical data in compliance with current public reporting codes.
Module 2 –  22 & 23 November

Exploratory Data Analysis using ioGAS

  • Will introduce a structured approach to both univariant and multivariant exploratory data analysis of geochemical data in the best interpretive software available – ioGAS.
  • A key focus of the approach will be the attribution of geochemical data with a variety of metadata for process discovery.

The first day of this module, will be immediately preceded by an optional one-hour session – Introduction to ioGAS – for those unfamiliar with the software.

Module 3  –  29 & 30 November

Integration of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Geological Data

  • Builds upon the use of ioGAS to integrate geochemical, mineralogical and geological data.
    Participants should either have completed Module 2 of the series or have some experience in use
    of the software.
  • Mineralogical data included in the practical sessions includes XRD, hyperspectral and normative mineralogy. Geological data to be integrated includes information on alteration and lithology from field mapping or core logging.


Registration Fees per module

(AUD, inclusive of GST)

EGRU Members: $485
Non Members: $665
AIG Members: $565
Student: $245



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