CSA Global Training Course

Principles of structural data collection and controls
1 day | $550 + gst


Routine collection of quality structural data is frequently overlooked or undervalued in our industry at present, the lack of which and can often lead to poor interpretations, ineffective targeting, and resulting in unnecessary costs.

Many of the problems faced by exploration, mining and database geologists revolve around the daily challenges of what structural information should be collected, how much, and how to assess the quality of data collected from drill core and recognise quality control issues in oriented drill core before they appear.

This one-day course will teach participants how to improve their structural data collection and assist them to gain a working knowledge of how structural data can be analysed to allow a better understanding of structural controls on mineralisation.

Our facilitator will demonstrate how to improve structural data collection, key structures and relationships that control or deform mineralisation in exploration targets or orebodies; ensuring the structural data you are collecting is useful to all stakeholders in the life of mine value chain.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a solid grounding in ten important skills in Exploration Geochemistry. You will be able to:

  • Spot how to quickly assess the quality of structural data collected from drill core;
  • Learn methods of applying core orientation confidence;
  • Identify problem data in the database for filtering during analysis and/or interpretation;
  • Understand how planar and linear data is plotted on a stenographic net;
  • Learn how to examine populations of planar structures;
  • Recognise what can be achieved with structural data that illustrates effective analysis;
  • Extract meaningful geometric outcomes from analysis of structural data;
  • Pinpoint different methods of sub-dividing data;
  • Discover how to recognise the patterns within data sets;
  • Learn approaches to extracting value from both individual oriented drill holes or extensive oriented drill hole datasets.

Presenter Information

Our facilitator is an experienced practitioner with a robust mix of academic and practical expertise.


Jamie is a geologist with more than 4 years’ experience in the analysis of structurally controlled mineral systems and exploration targeting. He has worked extensively in exploration focused research and development project roles, as well as precious and base metal exploration. Jamie has strong skills in data integration, mineral system analysis and 3D modelling and is a Principal Consultant in exploration with CSA Global.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for exploration, mining and database geologists seeking to improve their structural data collection and gain a working knowledge on how structural data can be analysed to allow a better understanding of structural controls on mineralisation.

This course is available on-site or as a customised training.

More information

Please contact Magda Fimmano, Marketing Communications Manager on:
+61 89355 1677 or by email.

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