Date(s) - 05/02/2018 - 12/02/2018
Survey Controlled Geological Mapping Course –
The Anaconda Mapping Technique
Twin Hills Project, Texas South Queensland, early February 2018
Rock-Ex Enterprises PL announces that a course using the “Anaconda Mapping Method” will be held in February 2018 at Twin Hills, Texas, South Queensland. This course will be conducted with the assistance the project owner MRV Metals Ltd, subsidiary of Moreton Resources Ltd. Graham Rolfe BSc MSc FAIG RPGeo was immersed in the “Anaconda Mapping Technique” at Carr Fork, Utah and Los Pelambres, Chile while employed by Anaconda in Australia in the 70-80’s. Graham has taught this technique in on the job mentoring in PNG & Queensland and formal courses at operating mines in Northern Territory & Western Australia.
The mapping technique involves the direct measurement of the geological features in the field together with direct plotting of the data to scale. The procedures are an adaption of the method originally developed by Reno Sales at Butte, Montana in the formative stages of the Anaconda Copper Company. Until the 1980’s, Butte came to be known as one of the best postgraduate “schools” in the United States. The techniques have been refined and developed to suite the needs of modern geological mapping. To quote McKinstry from the section on “Geological Mapping” in his book “Mining Geology”, “A map is a record of geological fact in their correct space relations – facts be it noted not theory. There must always be sharp distinction between observation and inference.” For facts read recorded observations, which have to be plotted accurately not sketched to develop a 3 dimensional model.