One Day Workshop – Core Logging with HyLogging

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Date(s) - Wednesday, 26/09/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

WB Clarke Geoscience Centre


One Day Workshop –  Core Logging with HyLogging

HyLogging is a tool to rapidly and consistently log the mineralogy in drill core using infrared spectroscopy. This one-day, hands-on course will describe the concepts and skills of traditional industry core logging and demonstrate the benefit of using HyLogger data to empower geologists and improve core logging. The aim is to compare and contrast what the eye observes and what the HyLogger ‘sees’, to arrive at a more objective and standardised interpretation. TSG software will be used for the data analysis and licences will be provided for the day.



Wednesday 26th September, 2018


WB Clarke Geoscience Centre
947-953 Londonderry Road
Londonderry  NSW  2753




Melissa Quigley and Jon Huntington, together with staff from the GSNSW, will direct this training course towards postgraduate students, early career geoscientists and industry professionals. It will cover the application and interpretation of HyLogging data acquired from a selection of NSW mineral deposits housed in the GSNSW National Virtual Core Library facilities. The course will include:

  • Introduction to HyLogging – principles, benefits, limitations; what, why and how.
  • Understanding infrared reflectance features – spectral characteristics of rocks and minerals; what do the spectra tell us.
  • The Spectral Geologist (TSG) software – introduction to TSG functionality and navigation of menus.
  • HyLogger-3 demonstration – see the GSNSW’s HyLogger-3 in action, imaging and hyperspectrally scanning drill core in their original trays.
  • Learn how to access FREE NVCL HyLogger data online to support research and exploration initiatives – over 2500 drill holes covering a range of commodities and ore deposit types.
  • Practical 1. Conventional core logging. Drill holes from two selected NSW ore deposits (an epithermal and porphyry deposit) will be laid out, participants will be divided into small groups and guided to briefly log the core. Geological background will be provided.
  • Practical 2. TSG analysis and processing of HyLogger data. Participants will be guided along a work flow scenario exploring the TSG software during hands-on exercises on their own laptop. Mineral characterisation/extraction methods, integration of ancillary datasets (e.g. assays) and exporting mineralogical results will be carried out. An overview of the HyLogging/TSG results derived from the drill core assessed during Practical 1 will be presented.
  • Practical 3. Hyperspectral value-added drill core logging – analysis exercise by participants with TSG on their laptops, working through the processed TSG results initially in the seminar room and then on the laid-out cores to compare and contrast the traditional core logging results and the new HyLogging/TSG results.
  • Wrap-up discussion + Q&A; HyLogging VNIR-SWIR+TIR systems, TSG software, how the combined technology is a tool to empower geologists (NOT replace them) and how the new mineral information/knowledge extracted from the spectra can be applied multiple times across the exploration and mining value chain.

Transforming infrared spectra into mineralogical results and geological knowledge.

14 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are credited for attending this workshop.


What to bring

Participants must bring their own Windows-based laptop computer. Directions to download and install The Spectral Geologist (TSG) software will be emailed to registered participants before the workshop. Bring a hand lens and magnetic scribe if possible. Wear enclosed shoes for the core layout area.



Melissa Quigley is a Spectral Geologist who provides consulting and onsite mineral spectroscopy training services to the global exploration and mining industry. Melissa has extensive industry expertise in the application of hyperspectral infrared mineral spectroscopy across a range of ore deposit types developed during her 15 years at CSIRO Mineral Resources and 5 years as a consultant for Spectral Geoscience Pty Ltd. Melissa was an integral member of the CSIRO team that developed the HyLogging Systems and supporting geological case studies for industry and has contributed to the development of The Spectral Geologist (TSG) software.

Dr Jon Huntington is an internationally recognised specialist in hyperspectral applications for the Geosciences, co-developer of the HyLogging Systems and TSG software and past Director of the AuScope National Virtual Core Library (NVCL) infrastructure. He is currently a CSIRO Fellow and HyLogging interpretation and training consultant to industry and the Geological Surveys.

*HyLoggingTM, HyLoggerTM are trademarks of Corescan Pty Ltd. TSGTM is a trademark of the CSIRO.

This workshop is also supported by CSIRO and the AuScope NVCL project.


Registration are open now

Hurry up! Only Few Seats Available
Participants: 20 only. First come first served.

If the course is undersubscribed, it may be cancelled and a full refund will be provided to delegates.

Note that Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Registration Type AIG Member Non Member
Employed Member geoscientist (< 10 years experience) $220 $330
Unemployed/Underemployed geoscientist $55 $110
MSc or PhD student $55 $55*
Full employment Member geoscientist (>10 years experience) $330 $430

All above pricing is inclusive of GST.

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More information

Click here to download the event flyer.

Interested in also registering for the One Day “Core Logging Fundamentals” Workshop? Click here to register.




Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG Member - Employed geoscientist (<10 years experience) $220.00
AIG Member - Full employment geoscientist (>10 years experience) $330.00
AIG Member - MSc or PhD student $55.00
AIG Member - Unemployed/Underemployed geoscientist $55.00
Non Member - Employed geoscientist (<10 years experience) $330.00
Non Member - Full employment geoscientist (>10 years experience) $430.00
Non Member - MSc or PhD student $55.00
Non Member - Unemployed/Underemployed geoscientist $110.00

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