CSA Global Principal Consultant, Dr Dennis Arne presented on the Application of Portable XRF (pXRF) to Mineral Exploration earlier this week at the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG), Exploration Geochemistry one day seminar in Perth, Western Australia.
The AIG WA Branch held this one day seminar to help answer the questions facing many geoscientists such as; why do we sample that size fraction; or why do people still talk about mesh sizes; or which analytical methods to use for what?
The seminar presentations from industry were inspiring for professionals who are currently involved in exploration geochemistry and covered several aspects of geochemistry including:
- geochemistry essentials,
- planning a program,
- doing the field work,
- analytical techniques, both field and laboratory,
- interpreting the results, and much more.
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Dr Dennis Arne
Dennis has over (30) years’ experience in exploration in a wide range of environments in both the minerals and the petroleum industries, as an academic, and in geological surveys. In recent years he has been involved as a consultant in the development of exploration programs for precious and base metals exploration in Australia, North America, South America and the Middle East. Specifically, this has included contributing to exploration targeting reviews and understanding gold and base metals mineral systems, the design, management and interpretation of surficial geochemical surveys, the interpretation of lithogeochemical data, the preparation of QA/QC protocols, reviews of geochemical data quality, and contributions to NI43-101 and JORC/Valmin technical reports. He has published extensively in the areas of applied geochemistry, economic geology and thermal history analysis for tectonic and petroleum exploration applications.