QAQC for Mineral Exploration & Beyond


Date(s) - Saturday, 27/04/2019
All Day

James Cook University


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

QAQC for Mineral Exploration & Beyond

Course Leader: Dr Dennis Arne, CSA Global



Saturday 27 April 2019



James Cook University, Townsville Campus


This one-day short course is designed to present a clear and practical approach to designing, implementing and assessing QAQC protocols for exploration and drilling programs. It will involve a series of practical exercises that will allow the participants to develop confidence in plotting and assessing quality control data using real-world data. Emphasis will be placed on using quality control data to reduce ambiguities associated with the interpretation of exploration results and to help minimise errors in resource estimates. Topics covered will include:

  • Meeting the requirements of reporting codes & regulators
  • Implications for exploration and resource estimation
  • Representative sampling and data precision from field to instrument
  • Selection of certified reference materials
  • Check assays and blanks
  • In-house laboratory quality control data
  • Quality control for additional data sets: e.g. bulk density, collar and down-hole surveys
  • Reference material control plots
  • Estimates of data precision
  • Acceptable carry-over vs cross contamination
  • Quality control failure
  • Tracking issues, actions and outcomes
  • Database structure
  • Data verification
  • Integration of quality control data

Dennis Arne has over 35 years experience as a geologist and geochemist, working in a wide range of commodities and environments. In recent years he has consulted to exploration programs for precious and base metals exploration in Australia, North America, South America and the Middle East. This has included the design and implementation of geochemical surveys, the interpretation of geochemical data, the design of QAQC programs, reviews of geochemical data quality, and training of personnel. He has published extensively in the areas of applied geochemistry and economic geology.



Registration Fees for the one-day course (AUD inc GST)

EGRU Member $550
AIG Member $715
Non-Member $770

Further information and registration at:


For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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