Professional Development Training from EGRU

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The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) at James Cook University, Townsville, will be presenting the following 2 professional development training courses in 2017.  More detailed  information is on the EGRU website

Advanced Techniques in Mining and Exploration Geology

18-28 April 2017
This course I in 4 modules and each is available for registration separately.

Module 1— Mineral geochemistry and its application in exploration
Module 2—Structural controls of mineralisation
Module 3—3D geological modelling of hard rock deposits using Leapfrog Geo
Module 4—Modelling the spatial distribution of mineral deposits

Advanced Field Training

21-28 June face to face teaching
(20 June and 29 June travel days)

This intensive 8-day course is designed to provide geoscientists with essential exploration-related field skills in complexly deformed and altered rocks. Genuine ‘form surface’ mapping of contacts, alteration zones and structures will be integrated with paragenesis, geophysical interpretation and the use of alternate knowledge-based and data-based exploration models, including an introduction to the simple and
useful application of semi-quantitative prospectivity tools.

The course will be based in the Eastern Mt Isa Block, and assessment will be by field tests, maps, and submitted exploration target criteria. The course is offered to Minerals Geoscience Masters Students and as professional development training to the minerals industry. Previous mapping training/experience is essential.

The course will include

  • Veins, breccias, shear zones: paragenesis, overprinting, mechanisms, geometry
  • Advanced structural geology and structural controls
  • Developing exploration strategies from field observations

Please contact Judy Botting if you have any queries regarding the training courses.

JCU CRICOS Provider Code: 00117J