Register to attend Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration; James Cook University

CSA Global is pleased to collaborate with The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) to offer: Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration on Sunday 3rd February, 2019 at the James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland.

Geochemical and mineralogical data are now routinely collected on the same sample material, but the interpretation of these data sets is often done separately. Geochemical data may include assays or multi-element data collected from crushed rock or from surficial material. Mineralogical data may include hyperspectral analyses, semi-quantitative XRD or heavy mineral separates.

Integration of complementary data sets such as these on a single interpretive platform allows for a better understanding of geochemical and mineralogical processes associated with hydrothermal mineralisation and secondary dispersion.

This one day short course will be a full day of lectures, discussions, and practical interpretive exercises. Participants will need to bring a laptop computer and download a demonstration copy of ioGAS software.

Lectures on geochemical and mineralogical responses from some common hydrothermal deposit types will be integrated with exercises involving data interpretation.

Topics covered will include:
•Introduction to the integration of geochemical and mineralogical data
•Introduction to exploration data analysis (exercise)
•Review of hydrothermal alteration systems
•Defining hydrothermal alteration using geochemical data (exercise)
•Introduction to mineralogical data in mineral exploration
•Case studies illustrating data integration
•Data integration exercises
•Database structure
•Data verification
•Integration of quality control data


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

Register for this workshop by emailing:

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BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc, PhD, Grad Diploma

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 QA/QC programs, reviews of geochemical data quality and training of personnel. He has published extensively in the areas of applied geochemistry and economic geology.

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